stockman stew


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Stockman Stew

I’ve adapted this great recipe from a stew I came across during one of our trips to South Africa.
It’s a great way to use up some leftover cooked meat, such as sausages and steak; and boy how those South Africans like to eat meat, they make a good Aussie meat eater look like a vegetarian!!! A few ingredients and some cans to open, but a really easy and tasty dish to throw together, and a meal in one.

Stockman StewIngredients
1 to 2 tblspns oil
1 to 2 red onions – finely chopped
2 cloves garlic – crushed (or jar or tubed minced garlic)
1 green or red capsicum – de-seeded and finely chopped
2 cups or more of leftover cooked meat – chopped (leftover meat from the BBQ such as steak, chops and sausages works well) – the more meat you’ve got, the happier your carnivore man will be.
½ tspn ground coriander
½ tspn ground cumin
½ to 1 tspn chilli flakes or crushed chilli (jar or tube variety) – more or less to suit your taste and how much of a bite you want the dish to have.
1 x 400gm can of tomatoes – chopped or crushed works best
1 x 400gm can of baked beans
1 x 400gm can of butter beans
1 x 400gm can of corn kernels
1 tblspn of balsamic vinegar
1 tblspn sugar (or to taste)
salt/pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a large frying pan or camp oven and add the onions, garlic and capsicum.
Stir over a med/high for a few minutes until softened.
Add the spices and chilli and stir for a few minutes to allow the flavours of the spices to develop.
Add the chopped meat along along with the tomatoes, baked beans, butter beans and corn and mix to combine.
Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar and mix through.
Season to taste.
Add a ½ cup of water if you feel it needs it.
Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for about 25 to 30 mins until everything is thoroughly heated through and all the flavours have had a good chance to develop and the stew has thickened.
Keep an eye on the amount of liquid in the stew. Add a little more water if the stew becomes too thick.
Serve with some fresh bread, or on some toast.

Viv’s hint: This was very tasty. You could also serve it in some soft tortilla wraps with some shredded lettuce, or on a bed of mashed potatoes.


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