Recently, we had a progressive dinner with friends who live up the road. They provided a roaring fire, drinks and starters. That warmed us up and off we went to my house where Beef Chili Stew was all ready for us courtesy of the slow cooker. Slow cookers are the way to go on skiing days, during all kids’ sport seasons and any time you want some hot food waiting for you when you get home.
I served the stew with a bunch of accompaniments such as chopped avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, sliced green onion, chopped cilantro, salsa, sliced olives and pickled jalapeño slices. Also on hand were squares of warm cornbread. I’ll post that recipe in a future corny post.
Before we get to the recipe, remember this Wendy’s commercial? Of course, you do. It is so much funnier now than when we had to hear “Where’s The Beef?” every five minutes for about five years.
Beef Chili Stew
28 oz can diced tomatoes
10 oz can Ro*Tel or similar chopped tomatoes and green chile peppers
2 (11 oz) cans tomato juice
2 Tbs chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cubed
2 chopped onions
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 (15 oz) can each black and kidney beans
1. In a 6 quart slow cooker combine the tomatoes, Ro*Tel, tomato juice, chili powder, cumin, oregano and garlic. Stir in the meat, onions, celery and green bell pepper.
2. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8 hours.
3. Stir in the beans. Cover and cook 15 minutes longer. Spoon into bowls and serve with your choice of accompaniments.
This Beef Chili Stew is so good that it makes me feel bad for my vegetarian friends who have to miss out. Steven Morrissey is not a friend, but he is a vegetarian. And in this song he’s easy meat. Oh, the irony.
This Stahlnetz tune is pure beefy synth.
Stahlnetz-Der Seeman Und Die STEWardess
Finally, some Slow Slow Music from The Go-Betweens because I just don’t have any slow slow cooker songs. I miss Grant McLennan.
The Go-Betweens-Slow Slow Music