Mama’s Italian Beef Stew

mamas beef stew bowlIngredients:

3 lbs chuck roast or thick sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
6 carrots, peeled and sliced into large pieces
3 large white potatoes, unpeeled and cut into chunks
5-6 (2 pounds) ripe tomatoes, well crushed by hand
3 stalks celery including leaves, cut into large pieces
1 sweet onion, chopped
2 t ground basil
1 t Mediterranean oregano
1/2 t ground black pepper
Salt to taste
2 T olive oil

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Black-Eyed Peas, Creole Style

Black Eyed Peas rice kale WMIngredients:

4 oz bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
4 oz ham, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 cup celery, chopped – include some of the delicious leaves
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno, deseeded, and minced
2 t Creole seasoning mix
1 t dried thyme
3/4 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried basil
2 bay leaves
1 pound black-eyed peas, sorted, rinsed, and soaked
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
4 cups chicken stock
Water as needed

Garnish: sliced green onion Read More



Corn, Tomato, and Green Chile Soup

corn tomato chile soupIngredients:

2 T avocado oil
2 cups onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, deseeded, deveined, and chopped
1 cup celery, chopped – include some of the delicious leaves
2 t ground ancho chile pepper
1 t ground guajillo chile pepper
1 t cumin
1/2 t ground black pepper
1/4 t ground chipotle chile pepper, or to taste
2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
1 (4 oz) can green chiles, chopped, hot or mild
2 cups vegetable broth
1 (11 oz) can sweet corn, drained – or 1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh sweet corn
2 T cilantro, chopped, divided use

Garnish: chopped avocado, sliced jalapenos, cilantro Read More



Jambalaya with Chicken and Pecan Smoked Sausage

Jambalaya WM

Ingredients:

2 T olive oil
1 T butter, unsalted
12 oz pecan or garlic smoked sausage, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 lb tasso diced
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 large shallot, minced
1 T garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
2 t paprika
1 1/2 t granulated onion
1 1/2 t granulated garlic
1 1/2 t dried basil
1 t chili powder
1 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried thyme
1/4 1 ground black pepper
1/4 t ground white pepper
1/4 t celery seed
1/4 t cayenne pepper, more or less to taste
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5 oz) can tomatoes, diced
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cup rice

Garnish: green onion, sliced Read More




Spanish Rice

Spanish RiceIngredients:

1 1/2 cups long grain rice
1 1/2 T olive oil
1 small sweet onion, chopped
1 medium sweet pepper (bell, red, banana, etc), deseeded and chopped
3 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1-2 Serrano peppers, rinsed, deveined, deseeded, and finely minced
1 T chili powder
2 t Spanish paprika
2 t ground cumin
1/2 t oregano
1/4 t fresh ground black pepper
2 t balsamic vinegar
1 (15 oz) can tomatoes, chopped
2 1/4 cups vegetable stock
2 T parsley, chopped

Garnish: sliced green onion and chopped cilantro Read More