Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cowboy Stew

The simplest ever chili recipe.  You can increase the chili powder if you like more spice.  This is fantastic for a cold day.  Add a pan of cornbread and you are all set.

1 lb. ground lean beef

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped green pepper

1 jar diced chili peppers

1 can diced tomatoes

1 large can Bush’s baked beans

2 14.5 oz jars Bush’s pinto beans

1 tbs chili powder

2 tsp cumin ground

1 tsp diced garlic

Pepper to taste

Hot sauce to taste

Sauté onion in Olive oil until it softens.  Add bell pepper and cook 5 mins. Add beef into and tomatoes and cook until it is not quite browned.  Add remaining ingredients and cook 2 – 3 hours.  Check level of liquid during cooking to make sure it does not get too low.

This can also be cooked in a slow cooker after you have browned the beef.  Cook on low for 6 - 7 hours.

Story behind this recipe:  This is a New England style chili recipe.  But, my Texan husband won't eat anything called "chili" if it has beans in it.  So, 'Cowboy Stew' was born.  He loves it by the

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quick and Easy Brunswick Stew

 Brunswick Stew is a Southern Favorite.  You can find many variations on the recipe.  This recipe is a quick and easy solution to the weeknight question of “what’s for dinner”.

Whether you cook it in a slow-cooker or on the stove, it is sure to please!


3 cups chicken broth
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 lb barbecued shredded pork
1  frozen vegetable gumbo mixture
1  package frozen corn
1/2  package frozen petite lima beans
1/2 cup ketchup

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated.  This can also be cooked in a slow cooker.  Place all ingredients in crock-pot.  Cook on low heat setting for 8-9 hours.
This can be served with cornbread and a green salad for a superb home cooked meal on a cold, Winter day.