Saturday, February 23, 2008

Picante Sauce and Refrigerators

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Browsing around in Real Simple website the other day, I came across a printable cleaning tip page for kitchens. The tasks were broken down by daily, weekly, and seasonally. Quick, easy to keep on track - it is wonderful!

Under seasonal tasks, it listed cleaning out the fridge. Ooops. I am not sure what season we are in or when the refrigerator last had a seasonal cleaning. Which led me to open the door and at least peek inside.

Why do I have 4 jars of picante sauce? Different brands even? (You only see three here - see recipe below). This must be in the "True Texan Manual" - something about acceptable picante sauce inventory.

The fridge is still waiting for a cleaning. There is one less jar of picante - I made the recipe below and took it to Cat's house. I mixed everything in a zip lock back the night before - it helped marinate the meat - and put it in her crock pot at noon on Saturday.

San Antonio Stew

2 pounds stew meat 1 can beef broth
1 cup hot water 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
8 ounce jar Pace picante sauce
¼ cup chopped parsley 1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 cloves garlic, minced
16 ounce can tomatoes 3 med. Carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
10 ounce box frozen corn
½ cup water 2 tablespoons flour (for thickening)

Mix all except ½ cup water and flour in the crock pot. Cook on low all day. Mix water and flour until smooth and stir in stew to thicken.




1 comment:

Catherine Harvey said...

I can tell you this recipe is wonderful. We had it last night and I will have it again for lunch tomorrow... I just love leftovers!