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It’s Gettin’ Chili in Here!

Posted Sep 27 2011 10:07pm

It started with tomatoes from my inlaws. Beautiful, ruby red little spheres of delight graciously bestowed upon us! Ok, semi-dramatic, but I am so grateful to have them! So, with half the batch, I roasted them! ( Click for recipe )


All to bring a glorious Beef Stew into existence!

Brandy’s Beef Stew

(I did half the recipe)


2 tablespoons olive oil

2 pounds ground beef

2 pounds of stew meat

1 diced onion

2 cups beef broth/stock

1/8 cup almond flour (I used 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder- to thicken)

1 large can crushed tomatoes

1 can diced tomatoes and chilies

1 small can salsa verde

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons cumin

3-4 tablespoons chili powder


-Sear stew meat with olive oil and place in crock pot.


-Brown ground beef with onions. Pour broth and reduce (which means let half of it evaporate). Add to crockpot.  Add in almond flour.


-Add in crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, salsa verde to meat in crock pot.


-Add garlic, cumin, cinnamon, and chili powder.

-Mix and let cook for 4-6 hours (the longer the better!)

While that was cooking and smelling all delicious, I decided it was the perfect time to heat up my chilly house (no pun intended!) and roast away! First up were some beautiful root veggies that I picked up at Grower’s Outlet.


Here we have a yam, parsnip, rutabaga, golden beet and to be honest, not sure what the bottom one is! I will find out….Gulp!

I skinned all but the yam and rutabaga just for the color effect.


Then I used my Roasted Root Vegetable  recipe to add some seasonings and olive oil. I cut and dressed them up- here they are right before going in!


45 minutes later….

So yummy!! While those were in the oven, I tried Pumpkin Cookie recipe number two, which turned out ok, but not good enough to post. I will keep working on it :0)

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