Monday, January 4, 2010

World's Best Stew Better than Dinty Moore

I made this stew today for tonight's dinner and it was so amazingly good I wanted to share with anyone who loves Dinty Moore Stew, this is so much better:

1 lb stew meat
3 tbs. dehydrated onion flakes or one medium onion
clove garlic minced
potatoes pealed and cubed
carrots sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbs. corn starch dissolved in a little cold water
2 pks brown gravy

In large pan or dutch oven cover meat with about 2 to 3 inches water and boil with onions garlic and cornstarch until tender. Add water if needed during cooking to keep juicy.

When meat is tender add potatoes and carrots (I used 3 medium sized red and two handfuls of baby carrots sliced) and cook until tender.

Add the two pkgs of brown gravy that has been dissolved in cold water bring back to boil then to a simmer

Have this dumpling recipe ready to add:


1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tbs soft margarine
1 cup milk

Mix together dry ingredients and cut in margarine until it looks like meal. Add milk and you should have a very sticky dough. If not add more milk.

Drop by spoonfuls on top of stew. Put lid on pan and cook for ten minutes. After 10 minutes cut through a dumpling to make sure they are done, if still doughy cook a little longer.

Enjoy your stew!!

Breakfast Burritos from Home Made Tortillas

These breakfast burritos are so good and the homemade tortillas are soft and tender. You will never use a store bought tortilla again after making and tasting these:


3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
6 tbs vegetable shortening
about 1 1/4 cups warm water

Mix dry ingredients together add shortening and cut into flour until it looks like meal.

Add water a little at a time until your dough is soft and not sticky.

Lightly knead dough for a few minutes.

Divide dough into 10 sections.

Let rest for ten minutes

While waiting heat skillet to about medium high

roll out sections until paper thin

place in skillet and cook first side until brown spots appear

Turn and cook other side

Keep cooked tortillas in a kitchen towel until ready to use

Breakfast burritos:

10 tortilla shells
10 oz breakfast sausage
3 tbs dehydrated onion flakes
green pepper chopped
7 eggs scrambled
1 package shredded cheddar cheese
10 slices pepper jack cheese

Fry sausage together with onions and peppers simmer until onions and peppers are soft, drain

In large bowl combine sausage mixture, scrambled eggs and shredded cheddar cheese

Fold bottom of tortilla up and then one side over the other side. Place plastic wrap around about half of the tortilla.

Now fill first with the pepper jack broken into two pieces and then the sausage egg and cheese mixture and wrap up in foil.

These can now be frozen and used whenever you crave one. When heating wrap in damp paper towel and heat in microwave.