Monday, December 15, 2008

Santa Fe Stew Day


It's a cold, gray, and windy Monday. I'm thankful for the bright cheerfulness Christmas lights and decor bring to my surroundings. A day like this is perfect for Santa Fe Stew.

Santa Fe Stew - makes approximately 4 quarts

1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 or 2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 packet taco season mix, if desired
32 oz. Velvetta, either hot or mild depending on taste
1 can whole kernel corn with liquid
1 can kidney or pinto beans
1 small can chopped green chilies
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1 can beef broth or two cups of water (Omit to make the stew thicker)

Cook hamburger, onion, and garlic in skillet. Drain any grease. Add taco seasoning.

Add meat mixture to crock pot. Add all other ingredients. Let simmer several hours.

Serve with warm crusty bread, tortillas, or crackers.

Note: if cooked in a regular pan on the stovetop, this recipe will scorch. I prefer using a crockpot set on low.

It's even better the second day after all the flavors have mellowed together.
Freezes well.

4 Other Creative Souls are Saying:

DebD said...

oh yum, I'll have to store this one away for after Christmas.

thanks for sharing.

Tim said...

This one is a dandy. Y'all will enjoy feasting on it anytime there is a chill in the air.

Deb is such a great cook!!! I ought to weigh 500 lbs.

Being Beth said...

I make something similar but without the cheese -- I'll have to try this - it sounds scrumptious.

Rose said...

Deb, your home is so pretty and all wrapped up in Christmas it's just beautiful. I love that long lean Christmas tree!