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Marilyn's Stew Recipes

There's a little chill in the air ! So here are two very TNT stews.

French Hamburger Stew Recipe

1-1/2 lb. ground chuck
1 large onion, chopped
2 c. water
4 medium potatoes, cut in 6ths, peel or not as you like
2-1/2 c. celery, sliced, not too thin
4 large carrots, sliced, not too thin
1 green bell pepper, chopped
4 to 8 oz. canned sliced mushrooms, drained
1 c. catsup
1 tsp. black pepper
2 T. sweet vermouth
1/2 tsp. EACH oregano & basil
2 tsp. salt

In a 12" iron skillet or a Texas skillet, brown burger & onion. Add rest of ingredients & mix. Bring to a boil, then lower heat, cover, & simmer 2 1/2 to 3 hours till everything is tender. Skim fat.

Serves 4 - 6.
Great warmer-upper ! From an old Woman's Day back in the 60's.


Lake Charles Gumbo Recipe

1 T. butter or margarine
4 oz. andouille sausage, sliced thinly
3 chicken thighs, chunked *or see Note 2 below
32 to 38 oz. chicken broth
1 medium onion, chopped
2 (16 oz) cans okra & tomatoes
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. dried parsley
5 stems snipped parsley
2 dashes EACH salt & black pepper
4 dashes Crystal
Cooked jasmine rice

In a 4 qt. pot, melt butter; add meats, stir; cover & simmer 10 minutes; meanwhile in another pot, start bringing the broth to a boil. At 10 minutes, stir onion into meat & cook on High heat 1 minute, stirring so nothing scorches. Add vegetables from cans, garlic, herbs, & seasonings, continuing to stir. When well combined, add boiling broth; reduce heat & simmer very low for 1 hour, uncovered. Now taste & adjust seasoning if needed. Serve with big dollops of rice added to the center of the soup bowls.

NOTE: if not serving right away, cool almost completely before covering so no condensation dilutes it.

NOTE 2: * add or substitute shrimp for some or all the chicken; just add any
shrimp for the last 6 minutes of simmering. This is super easy & good. Serves 2 - 4. easy to multiply.
A great Fat Tuesday dinner.
Thanks to the Holiday Inn, Lake Charles LA
Marilyn in FL

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