Friday, February 25, 2011

Poor Man's Stew...

Thought I'd share one of my favorite simple, nutritious, and inexpensive recipes that just happens to be perfect for a cold snowy February day...

Mmmm... Doesn't that look good? And it doesn't take long to make either. Serve this hearty stew for lunch or dinner with a slice or two of sourdough bread and your family will thank you. I promise. :)

Poor Man's Stew

1 lb. ground beef (grass fed is best)
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 c. lentils
2 - 3 carrots, chopped
4 - 6 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 c. frozen corn
1 can petite diced tomatoes
4 c. beef broth
1/2 t. thyme
1/4 t. crushed rosemary
salt and pepper to taste

Brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic; drain excess fat and transfer to a soup pot. Stir in lentils, carrots, corn, tomatoes, beef broth, and seasonings (reserve the potatoes to add later). Bring to a slow boil then reduce heat, cover, and simmer 30-45 minutes or until lentils are tender. Add the potatoes and cook just until tender.

Enjoy...and stay warm!

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  1. Looks good Mrs. Seifert!

  2. So, you posted this in 2011, and here I am, enjoying it on an only slightly chilly early November evening here at the farmhouse! I will add just one thing...some dill weed, my FAV in beef stew! It's just starting its half-hour simmer, so for now I'm enjoying a glass of chilled organic Riesling and the fabulous fragrance of my poor-woman's stew!!! Love you for the effort you've put into blessing others through your blog, your farm, and your gorgeous fiber arts! I so want to visit you at your home when my life is my own again, someday...Lord willing! {{{HUGS}}}

  3. Looks delicious!! I will be making this soon!


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