- 1 chopped medium onion
- chopped green tops from 2-3 leeks or a few stalks of celery or zucchini
- 3 finely chopped garlic cloves
- 1 can stewed & diced tomatoes or use 3-4 chopped fresh tomotoes
- 1 can of tomato paste
- 1 can of water
- 2 tsp. of dried chili peppers
- a few splashes of soy sauce
- 1-2 pounds of ground beef
Brown the ground beef on low heat so you don't need any oil. Cook well and add a bit of soy sauce to taste and colour. Add onions, green tops from the leeks and fresh garlic and cook well. I used leek tops because I made leek and potato soup the other day and didn't want these to go to waste. I don't suggest you buy them just to use in this recipe. You can use celery or another vegetable of your choice. Zucchini would be nice.
Once the veggies are cooked you can add the large can of stewed tomatoes and the small can of tomato paste. Fill the empty large tomato can with water and add it to the hamburger and vegetable mixture. Simmer the mixture for another 20-30 minutes.
This is quite a nice, thick hearty stew. It is not chili though if you want it hot you can certainly use a lot more chili peppers. I think a nice dish of brown rice and/or salad would be good with this stew. I won't be eating mine with rice because I added a bit of leftover rice from the other day right into the stew so it wouldn't go to waste.
|This stew is made ahead for the week. Every week I try a different type of bean|
or pulse and make meals around that particular item. Next time I will likely use green lentils.
Kidney beans are good for: cancer prevention, brain function, blood sugar, sulfite detoxification, digestive tract health, cardiovascular issues, energy levels and bone strength. They are also high in protein (comparable to that found in meat or diary).
What about your dear reader?
Do you like kidney beans?