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Monday, June 16, 2008

Dollar Store Stew:

1 kg pack of stew beef, fresh or thawed.

1 - 2 Can dollar store potatoes. The "pearl" kind that are golf-ball sized chunks of pre-cooked, peeled potatoes

1 Can dollar store carrots

1 Can dollar store cut green beans

1 Can dollar store kernel corn (niblet style, not creamed corn).

Salt/pepper/taco spice, whatever you have.


Steak sauce.

Fill a large pot (4 to 6 litre) about 3/4ths full of water. Add salt, pepper, spices, and beef. If the beef chunks are larger than about 3 cm square, cut them into smaller pieces (I use scissors). Bring to boil. Reduce heat and add a few shakes of ketchup (no, I'm not kidding) and the steak sauce...heck, shake in some tabasco if you crave a little adventure! Now leave the lid of the pot slightly askew so the steam can escape, but not too open or the pot won't stay hot. Simmer 2-3 hours, stirring every 30 minutes, or whenever you remember to, doesn't really matter. Just don't let the pot boil over! When the liquid level in the pot is down to about half, add the canned veggies and potatoes. Simmer for another 30 mins to an hour, stirring once or twice to make sure everything mixes well, and that the liquid level doesn't get too low (all the contents should be covered in liquid, but you don't want to be making soup). Serve with your favorite bread product.

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