Anasazi Beans in a Crockpot

Ingredients:

1 lb dried Anasazi beans
4 1/2 cups water
2 T olive oil
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
2 t New Mexican Chili Powder
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t Mexican oregano
1/4 t ground black pepper
1 pinch of either ground Guajillo or Cayenne pepper (optional)
Pinch sugar
12 oz smoked sausage, sliced
2 t chicken base
1 large jalapeno, cleaned, but left whole Read More


Lamb Stew

Ingredients:

1 lb boneless lamb cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
2 T flour
1/2 t ground black pepper
2 pinches of salt
2 T olive oil
3 strips of meaty bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 medium sweet onion, cut into chunks
8 oz cremini mushrooms, rinsed, patted dry, and cut into thick chunks
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 cup red wine
2 cups beef stock
1 lb unpeeled yellow or red potatoes, scrubbed, bad spots removed, and cut into large pieces
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch slices
2 t tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1/2 t dried thyme
1/8 t dried rosemary
1 T parsley, chopped
Optional garnish: chopped chives or sliced green onions Read More



Corn and Potato Chowder

Ingredients:

8 thick strips meaty Applewood smoked bacon, cut to 1 inch lengths, trimmed of excess fat
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 T olive oil, if needed
1/4 cup fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped
2 (15 oz) cans creamed corn
2 (15 oz) cans sweet corn
6 cups red potatoes, skin on, chopped to large chunks
1 quart whole milk
4 cups chicken stock, unsalted
1 1/4 t thyme
8 drops Tabasco sauce
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Salt to taste
4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
4 tablespoons flour
1 pint heavy cream Read More


Creole Chicken and Rice Stew

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Serves 8
Ingredients:

1 T olive oil
2 cups carrots, sliced
1/2 cup celery, sliced – include a bunch of the leaves
1 small onion, chopped, approximately 1 cup
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 heaping T fresh chopped garlic
1 bay leaf
2 T Creole Seasoning mix
1 t dried basil
1/4 t fresh cracked black pepper, or to taste
2 cups chicken stock, low to no sodium
28 oz tomatoes, hand squished
1 cup brown rice
1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, approximately 2 breasts
Dashes of Tabasco sauce to taste
2 T parsley
2 green onions, sliced Read More


Cajun Chicken Stew

Ingredients:

2 lb chicken thighs (either bone in or not as you prefer)
1 T olive oil
3 T Cajun seasoning mix
fresh cracked black pepper
1 cup prepared roux: 1/2 cup butter or oil to 1/2 cup flour
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cups chicken stock, unsalted
3 t garlic, chopped
fresh cracked pepper to taste
2 T parsley, chopped
Optional: one head of whole roasted garlic cloves

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Great Northern and Sausage Stew

Ingredients:

1 pound bag of dried Great Northern Beans, sorted, rinsed, and pre-soaked per package directions
1 T olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 celery stalks with leaves, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
4 large cloves of garlic, pressed
4 cups chicken stock, unsalted
1 cup water
1/2 t fresh cracked black pepper
1 t dried rosemary
2 bay leaves, torn in half
2 Parmesan or Romano rinds
12 oz chicken apple sausage, cut in half lengthwise and then cut across to form bite sized pieces
2 twists of the salt grinder
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped Read More


Beef, Wine, and Mushroom Stew

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Ingredients:

2 1/2 – 3 lb chuck roast, trimmed of fat, cut the meat into 1 inch chunks.
1 onion, cut into thick slices
1 pound small button mushrooms, cleaned well, left whole, and trimmed at the stem
1 bunch young carrots, peeled and sliced
5 red potatoes, scrubbed clean and cut into chunks
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 t paprika
1/4 t ground white pepper
1 bay leaf
4-6 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 1/2 cups beef stock, low sodium, reserve 1/2 cup
1/2 cup red wine
1 T flour
2 t extra virgin olive oil Read More


Italian Beef Stew with Mushrooms

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Ingredients:

3 lb chuck roast, trimmed of fat and cubed
1 medium onion, chopped
3 medium red potatoes, chopped, skin on
28 oz tomatoes, squished by hand the Italian way
2 cups carrots, sliced
1/2 cup celery, sliced
6 oz mushrooms, small crimini can be left whole, if large, slice in half
1 t dried oregano
1 t dried thyme
1/2 t fresh cracked black pepper
1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, torn in half
1/2 cup beef stock
1 T olive oil
1 bay leaf Read More