Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mountain Home Comfort Kettle


Although today's media often show derogatory 

stereotypes of mountain folk, these hardy 

individualists knew how to survive with 

 very little. This dish is a modern re-working of 

several old recipes handed down from a time when 

simply “making do”produced some great tasting 

food. We all have times when the food budget is 

mighty tender and needs to be treated kindly.

This easy recipe goes a long way and satisfies 

while not costing a lot of money. A great example 

of “less is more”!


1½ lbs stew meat
3 cups beef broth
2 (15.5-ounce) cans Cannellini beans (white kidney beans)
2 cans stewed tomatoes
½ red onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
5 cloves garlic chopped
¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon salt + ½ teaspoon black pepper

What To Do:

Do your cutting: chop the onion and the garlic.

Heat oil in a dutch oven and brown the stew meat. (about 

5 – 6 minutes)

Remove the meat to a paper towel lined plate, add the 

onion and sauté until it turns a rich, medium-brown, about

minutes. Add the garlic and stir for an additional minute.

Drain the beans and rinse then add to pot along with, beef 

and beef broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, 

and simmer about 1 hour or until beef is fork-tender.


Stir in the stewed tomatoes and carrot.

Continue to simmer until vegetables are crisp-tender, about  

20 - 30 more minutes.

Serve this with corn bread or hard crusted rolls

Slave fixed this on Mother's Day. Many of our ladies in the building were taken out to dinner. However there were a few who did not get to go. So slave dished out portions and took them around.

It is always a treat to get to serve my neighbors while I'm serving my Master Indy!

For some music today:

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White

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