Hello everyone! Can I just say happy summer?
This year has been a great one for the fam and I; full of friends, fun, and my favorite- FOOD!
During a very rare rainy day in Denve, I had the craving for soup and I love this recipe because you can really use whatever healthy grub you have in your pantry to make a delish stew!
Alysha’s Vegetable and Beef Summer Stew
What’s in it:
- 1 chopped small, white onion
- 1 pound hormone free, humane raised beef (I only use E3 Meat Company for my beef, Order my beef here)
- 2 organic, chopped organic carrots
- 2 organic, sliced yellow zucchini
- 1 can drained, cantillini beans
- 4 diced red baby potatoes
- 1 box of organic, low sodium chicken broth
- 2 tbs. coconut oil
- 2 tbs. dried and shredded oregano
- 1/2 cup shredded and dried basil leaves
What you’ll need:
- 1 medium cutting board and cutting knife
- 1 large stove pot
- 1 medium skillet
- Measuring cups
A total time saver: if you have a crock pot and a whole day to let cook. You can go that route and just cook your beef and toss in the ingredients on medium for 4-6 hours.
How to make it:
- Begin by dicing up zucchini, potatoes, and carrots and setting aside.
- On medium heat skillet, cook beef for 8-11 minutes or until brown. Drain and set aside.
- Toss in vegetables to medium skillet pan and sauté, using the meat’s flavor for 5-8 minutes. (This is just more flavor and to soften your veggies)
- Take large pot and add in broth, beef, vegetables, cantillini beans, and seasoning and set on medium high for 12-15 minutes covered or until stew is simmering but not at a boil.
- Bring heat down to medium/low for another 10 minutes while continuing to stir occasionally.
- Finally, bring heat to low and stir occasionally until you’re ready to serve.
You can always modify these recipe for whatever nutrition approach you’re taking.
For my strict paleo friends: loose the beans and double up on the meat and veggies. If you’re vegetarian supplement a vegetable broth and yield the beef.
Or you can always use my approach; the “whatever I have in my pantry” and experiment with tons of different vegetables, spices, and because carbs are my fav; extra potatoes!