Crockpot Stew Recipe

Because I’ve mentioned it on here a few times, you’re probably already readying Stephanie’s “A Year of Crockpotting” blog.  There are some fantastic recipes there.  Thanks Stephanie for doing that!

Last week, she posted a recipe for Azorean Spiced Beef Stew.  Vince loves (as in can’t get enough!) Cincinnati Chili.  In fact, he loves it so much that for a couple of years, he thought we had to have it every time there was a football game on TV.  Don’t ask me why football and Cincinnati Chili go together but for Vince, it does. I finally said . . No more!  I can’t eat Cincinnati Chili again and I will not fix it.  No problem . . Vince fixed it. And, when he made it, he made enough to last for a whole week.  And then, the next weekend, he made it again.  Chad and I will no longer eat it and I don’t know that we’ve had Cinicinnati Chili in the almost two years we’ve lived here.

When I saw Stephanie’s Azorean Spiced Beef Stew, it reminded me of Cincinnati Chili but maybe different enough that we would all eat it.  So, I tried it.  I did a few things differently from Stephanie’s recipe.  I added more tomatoes, potatoes and carrots.  We like our stew kinda thick so at the end, I added one cup of barley.  Vince loved it!  The first thing he said was “Hey!  This tastes like Cincinnati Chili!”.  Kinda . . but not too much! 🙂

This is a really, really good soup for winter and if you look at the ingredients and they look like something your family would like, you should give this a try.

Comments

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    Christine West says

    I lived in the Azores off and on for six years. Over there it is called alcatra and is common to Terceira Island. The last time I came home I brought a traditional terra cotta alcatra pot. I think this recipe is going to go into it next.

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    says

    I’m glad that you liked this! thank you for the link, and for your nice words. I’m happy that you and your husband were able to doctor to to your tastes/memories.

    xoxox
    steph