I decided that the weather and turned cold enough to start working on a signature soup this week, and ended up creating an awesome stew. I wanted something rich and meaty yet fairly healthy, and this is what I came up with.
Featuring ground buffalo, ground beef, and kielbasa sausage this was an instant hit at my house. To save time I went the easy way and used mostly canned vegetables, but you can use fresh if you want to take the extra time. The stew came out as smooth and flavorful as I ever could have hoped, and this afternoon it passed the important "day after" test.
Here's the recipe, I hope you enjoy!
Fatboy 3-Meat Stew
1lb Ground Buffalo
1lb Ground Beef
2lbs Kielbasa Sausage - sliced into coins
2 cans (10oz) Diced tomatoes with green chiles
2 cans (15oz) pinto beans - drained and rinsed
2 cans (15oz) stewed tomatoes
1 bag (16oz) Frozen Corn
1 bag (16oz) Frozen mixed vegetables
1 large white onion - finely diced
4 large baker potatoes - peeled and cubed
Pepper (to taste)
1 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Chili Powder
1. Place ground meat, onions, and sausage in 3" deep skillet. Season with seasoning salt. Cook until ground meat is no longer pink. Drain fat and place mixture in stock pot.
2. Add remaining ingredients to your stock pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Cook for at least 1 hour, tasting for proper seasoning and stirring every 15 minutes. Wait until potatoes are starting to break down before serving.