Day 8.

Today's Menu

Rice Chex
Mandarin Orange Slices

Smart Ones Frozen Entrees - Broccoli and Cheddar Potatoes

Cowboy Stew from Make it Fast, Cook it Slow by Stephanie O'Dea

Caramel Apple

Today's Recipe
Cowboy stew

-1 pound browned hamburger (can use turkey)
--2 cloves chopped garlic
--1 can tomato sauce
--1 can diced Italian seasoned tomatoes
--1 can corn, drained
--2 cans whole baby potatoes, drained (unless you can find a great big can of potatoes)
--1 can tomatoes with green chilies
--1 can Ranch Style beans (with the baked beans in the grocery store)
--1 cup water
--sliced jalapeno peppers for garnish (optional)

The Directions.

This makes a lot. Make sure that your crockpot is at least 5qts. Brown the hamburger with the chopped garlic cloves on the stove top. Drain the fat. Let sit in the pan for a bit to cool.   Open all of your cans, and dump them into the crockpot. Drain the corn and the potatoes, but add the rest of the can liquid to the crockpot. (* I personally just leave the carrot and potato liquid and leave out the cup of water) .  After adding all of the can contents, add the browned meat and a cup of water. Stir with a spoon to mix a bit.   Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 4-5. Soup and stew tastes better the longer you cook it, so opt for the longer cooking time if you can. Garnish with sliced jalapeno peppers, if desired. 

Visit Stephanie's site and buy her book - Make it Fast, Cook it Slow!  All of her recipes are gluten free!!!!

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