We're out of a lot of staple foods and I can't go to the grocery store until Friday. We have food in the house and need to make meals with what's available. Our freezer contains stew meat, one whole CHICKEN, sausage, and a flank steak. Around 3 pm yesterday, I realized that all the meat was frozen. The choice of meal was stew because nothing else would thaw in time.
I didn't make my usual stew recipe, but used what was on hand. Everyone loved it. It may now be our family stew recipe.
2 pounds of stew meat, thawed in microwave
6 carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
8 potatoes, cut into 3/4 inch pieces. Skins not removed.
1 tablespoon of dried onion
4 chicken bouillon cubes
2 cups water
1 can tomato sauce
1 can corn
pepper to taste
Throw all ingredients into covered roasting pan, except corn. Cook at 375 degrees for 1-3/4 hours. Add corn. Return to over for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set on top of stove. Bring to boil. Add slurry of 2 tablespoon flour and glass of water. Stir well. Cook until gravy is desired thickness. Water can be added if gravy is too thick.