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.