Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a tart and hearty stew with a southwestern flavor. I made it up after visiting a local Texas restaurant which declined to give me their recipe for the delicious stew I ate there. Although mine tastes similar to theirs, it is much more tart (which I like) and hot (which I love!) Check it out if you like something a bit different. You won't be disappointed.
- 1 -1 1⁄2 lb lean ground beef
- 2 -4 tablespoons yellow onions, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed
- 1 -2 tablespoon bacon grease (olive oil may be substituted)
- 2 -4 tablespoons chicken broth
- 1 (4 -7 ounce) can green chilies, chopped
- 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel Tomatoes (or tomato and chili mix)
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 2 -3 potatoes, peeled and finely diced
- 4 -6 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄4-1 cup water (added as needed during cooking)
- In a deep pot, crumble and brown beef with onion, garlic, cumin, and bacon grease.
- Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, and chili powder; mix together well.
- Add all canned ingredients and stir well.
- Stir in vinegar to desired tartness.
- Add potatoes.
- Simmer on medium low heat for about 1 hour or until potatoes are fork-tender.
- Serve topped with grated cheese and jalapeños, with warm tortillas on the side.
A dash or two of wine sharpens the flavor.
We enjoyed this recipe, though I substituted coarse-ground beef (known as chili meat here in Texas) and added heat to my portions with jalapenos. It doesn't replace a good bowl of Texas Red chili (which like this recipe, has NO beans) , but it is a good change of pace. I recommend it.
Simple, very good flavor. Impressed my husband.