Thursday, November 20, 2008

Lori's Salsa (Adjusted)

Lori's salsa is AWESOME, but like any good chef, she has refined the recipe. If you have tried her recipe posted previously, try this one for a fresher taste. It has less "aftermath" (bad breath from the fresh garlic) and has a great sweet flavor. Watch out, you can eat a LOT!

1 Can of Hunt's Petite Diced in blender
1/2 sweet onion chopped
1 fresh jalapeno seeded and chopped
1 bunch of cilantro chopped
Add a second can of Hunt's Petite Diced Tomatoes on top. Blend until just comibined.

Dump in bowl and add one more can Hunt's Petite Diced Tomatoes.

2 Tbls Garlic Salt
1 Tbls Onion Salt
1 Tbls Mrs. Dash
(sometimes 1 tsp Sugar)
Lemon Juice

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Beef Stew

I bought some stew meat at Costco a while back. It has been sitting in my freezer for a while now, but until this week, it was just too hot to think about STEW. I wanted to make Beef Bourguignonne, but, didn't have any cooking wine on hand. I decided to mix and match two stew recipes and combined with some No Kneed Rolls, it was a MARVELOUS Sunday Dinner! The beef was perfectly moist and soft and the veggies were sooo tasty! Enjoy!

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

2 Lbs. Stew Meat
2 Tbls Corn Starch (I used Corn Starch because Jaxon is gluten free- It called for Flour)
Stir Salt and Pepper to Taste into the corn starch.

Cut stew meat into bite sized pieces and coat with corn starch mixture.

Brown with oil in 5 Quart Dutch Oven, or Oven Safe Dish with lid.

Leave browned meat in the bottom of the pan and add 4 cups of water.
Add cut potatoes )red or white or peeled brown) and peeled carrots (I added 4 potatoes and 6 carrots) to top of meat .


2-3 Tbls. of Tomato Paste
3 Bay Leaves
Worcestershire Sauce (I didn't measure, I love the stuff though it was probably 2-3 Tbls.)
Balsamic Vinegar (Didn't measure this either, probably 1-2 Tbls.)

Cover and bake at 350 for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Or until meat is soft. Enjoy!

PS- My husband was worried about this being too "soupy" when he was dishing up, but, mashed a few of his potatoes in the broth and VOILA! THICK STEW!
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