Beef Stew with Green Salsa

Made with Farm Fresh ingredients, this quick and easy recipe is sure to please any taste palate.

I found this recipe online last night, while I was looking for something to use up some of the tomatillos, and jalapeno peppers that have already been harvested from our garden. Since this was my first time cooking (and even growing) tomatillo’s, I wasn’t sure how I would like it. See, I’m not a big tomato fan, even though I love salsa’s and spegetti sauces. I don’t ever recall having a tomatillo, so I wasn’t even sure about the taste.

I have to give this recipe a 10 for the following reasons:

  1. Recipe was easy to follow
  2. Prep and cook time were worth it
  3. Easy Clean Up ~ One pot, cutting board, knife and wooden spoon (used left over rice)
  4. It was DELISH!
  5. Can swap out the meat easy enough, or leave the meat out all together

This recipe fed me and hubby, and I even had enough left over for lunch the next day. Now, it may have been all gone, had it not been for the fact that we ate so stinking late after working in the fields until 9 PM.

Another alternative to fixing this would be in the crock pot, but that would leave you with more dishes to do. IF you want to try the crock pot, you could brown your meat, put everything in the crock pot and then add the rice 20 minutes before serving, just remember to watch your water content and add more if need be. I also took the lazy way and did not completely follow the recipe as given. So this is my lazy man’s version. Next time, I’ll try it the “right” way and let you know how it went!

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Lazy Man's Beef Stew with Green Salsa
A slightly hot beef strew with a real Mexican taste. If you like a higher "heat", use a few seeds from the jalapeno peppers. Using left over rice makes this a quick and easy recipe for any night of the week. Make large pots during the winter and can any leftovers for later use (leave out the rice to add when heating up the strew). The meat can be changed out for any other meat you wish, or leave meatless.
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Servings
People
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in large, heavy pan or dutch oven over meduim-high heat until the oil shimmers. Place stew beef in single layer in oil, and brown on all sides. Remove meat from pan.
  2. Cook and stir the onion in the hot pan over meduim - high heat until the onions is translucent and beginning to brown. Return meat to pan and stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occassionally, until the meat is tender, about 1 hour.
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