Monday, June 8, 2009

Easy Survival Stew

Here's a wonderful recipein which to use your new garden vegetables or vegetables from the farmer's market (support your local businesses) or, if you must, the grocery store. A vegetarian version can be made by skipping the meat. Okay, here goes.

Roll 1 lb. beef, venison, rabbit, lamb, moose or whatever chunks in flour and brown in oil in a large pot with a lid.

Add 4 cups of beef broth and heat till almost boiling. Turn down heat until it stays at a very low boil or just below and cover. Cook for 30 minutes.

Add 1 cup of each of the following: diced potatoes, diced carrots, peeled and diced tomatoes, peas, and beans (green, Lima or both).

Other ingredients may be added, if desired. Good ones are corn, okra, chickpeas, celery, rutabaga, any other kind of beans, and pasta (add pasta 10 minutes before finished). If a thicker broth is desired, stir 4 T corn starch into 1/2 cup cold water and stir into stew.

Cook uncovered on medium heat for another 30 minutes and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Check back often. There will be a lot of other very good and easy recipes that won't break the bank.

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