Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Making do stew

 This week's meat based stew, is our first attempt at trying a new to use meat, acquired through my organic CSA. Only a lb, but it'll have to do. Reminds me a lot of pork, which is what I was told. I naturally braised it in some reserved bacon fat. : )
 Traditional stew veggies" celery, potatoes, mushrooms, onion, carrot. I skipped the garlic as it's in the Mrs Dash beef stew seasoning packet:
Basically corn starch, spices, dehydrated vegetables
 It asks for 3 Tbsp of tomato paste (I think it could be skipped) but I am out. I substituted this lurking marinara dipping sauce from a fast food meal of the older kids. It contained 2 Tbsp worth-I measured!
 I added 1 Tbsp ketchup

I followed the directions otherwise and here is the end product. I needed to bulk it out for my gang of 6 in total. No white beans at the ready, my preference so I raided the cellar pantry again:
A drained can of green beans and one of corn.
Much better. We're about to leave for some appointments, nice to know that we will come home to this.


Sandie Apuzzo said...

Looks fantastic. What was the verdict at dinner time?

mikemax said...

Wasn't this goat meat, or some such? I have never eaten goat.

CTMOM said...

Sandie-everyone ate it, there was none left, not even the extras that I set aside with a note "take more if you want." I was tired, turned in early before the older kids got home. Never got a chance to clue them in that we were eating something new. : )

CTMOM said...

Max, yes, it was goat meat, aka "chevre." Interesting taste, like pork but a bit gamier, kind of like lamb has a distinc flavor. I can't see wasting this organic protein. We ate it. I wouldn't necessarily run out and buy some special. New CSA registration just came out, they are eliminating the meat from them (too many vegetarians complained I am guessing) and if desired, I can still buy meat from them, paying out of pocket, an additional charge