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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:
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.