I found a bag of roasted corn in the grocery store that inspired this stew/soup. Salsas always make me think of summertime, sitting on the deck reading a book and snacking on salsa and chips. Well, the deck is being used to stain wood right now, and my husband’s hands got really cold while he worked, so a warm meal was in order. I had some chuck roast that I diced and sautéed with onions and peppers, before cooking the rest of the way in a beef broth and adding the rest of the ingredients. This is a quick soup to make, and was on the table in about an hour. If you double the ingredients, you can freeze a batch for another meal. I dolloped sour cream on top to mix in, which my son thought was great – and oh by the way dear daughter, we do not have any avocados in the fridge like you promised – those are limes! I would have chopped up some avocados to place on top with the sour cream if I had some – I was assured that I did. Even without the avocados this was a fantastic stew(p). Summer and Winter all rolled up into one delicious tasting pot of good for you food.
- 1 tbs Olive Oil
- 1 onion – diced
- 2 cloves garlic – diced
- 1 1/2 lbs chuck roast – diced
- 1 pint beef broth
- 2 cups roasted corn (frozen)
- hot peppers – seeded and diced
- 1 jar salsa (use your favorite brand – I used homemade)
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can of black bean drained and rinsed
- 2 tbs tomato paste
- 1 lime
- sour cream
Heat up oil, sauté onions, garlic and beef in bottom of deep pot – add in a little salt and pepper to the beef. When the onions are soft, pour in beef broth. Simmer until the beef is about ready, then add the other ingredients one by one. Let the temp come up and add the next ingredient. Squeeze Lime into soup. Salt and Pepper to taste. Add more than one pepper if you like it really spicy. We like the slightly spicy taste, but we’re weak stomached wimps when it comes to really spicy. Dollop sour cream on top of your soup when serving. If you have some avocado, dice it up and add it too. We ate them with chips instead of crackers – and that’s my suggestion for you too, because it turned out so great.