let's pretend it's saturday

i know i said i'd post the 2nd recipe on saturday and that didn't happen.  why?  well, i rarely measure things when cooking. when i make a recipe to photo & post on here i have to make sure i measure things properly.  then i did a big deep cleaning of my house saturday morning and misplaced all my notes on my stew!  i finally found them, filed with the electric bill of all things.  so let's pretend it's saturday and i'm posting this on time, ok? ;) 

southwestern beef stew

1 tbs vegetable oil
1 lb sirloin strip steak(s) cut into bite sized pieces (you can use stew meat too)
4 ripe medium tomatoes, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
2 jalapeño peppers, minced
1 white onion, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, mined
1 14 oz. can of beef broth
1 medium zucchini, halved and sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (or more, depending on your taste)
1-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbs cornstarch
1/4 cup water

1. heat the oil in a dutch oven on medium high.  add in the meat and stir fry until lightly browned.  remove from pot and salt to taste.  set aside.
2. add tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic and beef broth to pot.  bring to a boil.  reduce heat to low and cover.  let cook about 20 minutes.
3. stir in zucchini, cilantro and cayenne pepper.  add back in steak.  let cook about 10 minutes.
4. prepare cornstarch by dissolving it in water.  add to pot.  cook and stir until thickened, and if needed bring heat up to medium high to thicken.

makes about 6 servings.  enjoy! =)

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  1. This looks yummy and sounds like the perfect comfort food for chilly weather!

    Hehehe, with the electric bill? We sometimes do things an odd way! LOL!

  2. Yum! This looks like it would be AWESOME in my crock pot. I love that thing more than life itself.