No, I'm not home from my trip yet, but I figured I'd pop in to share a recipe from the archives. See you all Wednesday when I'll be sharing about my trip to California and my time at "Stitches West." :)
I shared this recipe last February and thought I'd share it again since it's one of my favorite simple, nutritious, and inexpensive recipes! While no one in my family has a problem with gluten, I'm told by a trusted friend that this recipe is gluten free if the beef broth is homemade and no bouillon is added. Nice to know if you ever have a guest with a gluten intolerance. :) And if for no other reason, this stew just happens to be the perfect way to take the chill off a gray February day. Enjoy!
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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