Does anyone else feel like the days are speeding by? Everyone that comes out here says it's so peaceful and quiet and it is, but we sure do manage to fill our days. Someone asked if I ever got bored. I don't even know what that is. And I'm not complaining - I love my life and I'm grateful for these busy days.
Fall seemed to appear overnight. We haven't had a freeze yet and there are plenty of plants still putting on a show and adding color to the landscape
The pastures are curing out and we're so thankful to be going into Autumn with lots of good grass
Skeet and I greet each day with a 2-4 mile walk
And the last few days, I've been mowing and weed eating the rest of the morning - this should be the last mow of the season
When I finished up yesterday, it began to sprinkle and the first fallen leaves and cool air had me hankering for the first stew of the season. I haven't shared a recipe in a while and this is what I was making so this is what you get. 😉
When we have our beef processed, Stew meat is one of the cuts we request. I use it for Black Bean Sirloin Chili that we love as well as for Baked Beef Stroganoff and for Stew. Nothing fancy about this recipe, but it's one that sure does hit the spot during these cooler months.
Green Chile Stew
2# Stew Meat
4 Tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
Better than Bouillon
Garliic - Salt - Pepper - Steak Seasoning
8 C water
fresh green chile
*Brown your stew meat in butter, Sprinkle with seasonings. Add garlic and onion and saute for about 5 minutes. Add a few shakes of Worchestershire. Add a good Tbsp of Better than Bouillon and water. Simmer for about 30 minutes. Add about 1/4 C of green chile and carrots. Simmer for 20 minutes and add potatoes, cabbage, peas, and corn. DH is not a huge fan of peas and corn in his stew so I didn't add it this time, but I eat with my eyes and like the color it adds. Let simmer till you're ready to eat. Add a little Tapioca Flour to thicken if you like a thicker stew. Serve with a good toasted bread like Ciabatta or French Bread Rolls.
The green chile doesn't make the stew spicy/hot. It just gives it a little underlying heat and adds a layer of incredible flavor. And measurements for stew are hard. I just dump it all in until it seems right.
If I'm helping DH, I'll make this early in the morning and pop it in the Crock-Pot and let it cook all morning. I tried it in the Instant-Pot once, but the vegetables cooked to pieces and it was mushy.
These are the seasonings I use
And this stuff is so good!
Yum! Even without peas and corn. 😉