October 6, 2008

Hello Fall. Welcome Home.

Although our days are still reaching the low 90's, our nights are cool. As in, the grass is actually cool under your feet and you don't immediately start to sweat if you go outside after the sun goes down.

That's the biggest blessing of the desert. Even when the days are still hot, the nights can be downright chilly.

In celebration of our third cool night in a row, I made our first fall/winter meal. This is one of our family favorites and is also a Pantry Pleaser! It took me less than ten minutes to have this ready, including toasting some wheat buns to serve as a side. The key for me is to keep browned hamburger in the freezer in one pound portions.

Posse Stew (Although it is actually a soup.)

1 lb. ground beef, browned (Seasoned to taste; I use garlic, onion, S&P)
1 can pinto beans
1 can hominy (I buy the big can)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can corn (or 1 c. frozen kernels)
1 small can green chilies
1-2 c. water or chicken stock

Put browned, drained burger in a large pot along with contents of listed cans (including juices). Heat on medium high until hot.

This can also be done in the crock pot by heating all ingredients on low for 2-3 hours.

This stew/soup is super yummy with just a hint of spicy from the chilies and is very filling thanks to the beans and beef.