Stew For Breakfast
Last month, I found potatoes for less than ten cents a pound and bought thirty pounds.
2 weeks ago, while trash picking, I found two grocery bags' worth of canned foods.
This week, I found eye of round steaks marked down to less than two dollars a pound.
One can each: beef broth, chopped tomatoes, peas, greenbeans, corn
One small can tomato sauce
1/2 lb. meat
1/2 c rice
2 cloves fresh garlic 1/2 c diced onion
1 c diced potatoes
Water as needed.
2 tbsp. chili flakes
1 bay leaf
Italian seasoning or basil, rosemary, oregano to taste
Dash of wine or beer
Dash of salt
Simmer: tomatoes, tomato sauce, worchestershire, wine/beer.
Dice meat and add. Add potatoes, onion, garlic and seasonings.
Bring to boil, reduce to simmer.
Cook slowly until meat and potatoes are tender and rice is done.
Add vegetables, WITH juices in cans. Cook a few more minutes, to warm vegetables.
I hate canned vegetables. They're over cooked and salty. The only way I'll eat them is when they're mixed with something that tastes GOOD, like meatloaf or soups and stews.
I made a gallon of this stew. It cost me about two dollars, and it makes a minimum of eight meals. It's completely balanced, but I do toast some bread and smear with butter, mostly to mop the bowl. But the stew's so thick, it barely needs mopping.
The meat is diced into 1/2 inch cubes, so it's dispersed evenly throughout and gives that satisfying mouth feel of chewing meat in every spoon full.
It freezes perfectly for later, too.
posted by Rogi # 10/28/2003 08:12:09 AM
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