Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Green Chile Stew ala Manny with Guiness Beer Bread

We are back! We have been gone last week to a wonderful vacation in Cabo. Now we are back to the New Mexico desert, just in time to find fresh roasted green chile at the grower's market at a park around the corner from our house! We decided to make green chile stew. Alona got this recipe from a coworker, years ago. It is a great way to make the stew and turns out great! Be careful to not make your stew too spicy. Make sure to test your chile prior to adding it to the soup. We got a mixed baggie of green and red peppers. Seems like the green ones are very spicy while the red ones are just mildly so. Also, removing the seeds will help to reduce the spiciness a lot. We also made beer bread to go along with the soup. The sweetness of the bread really went well with the spiciness of the soup!

Green Chile Stew

Guinness Beer Bread

Stew in Dutch Oven 
Bread!!!

Ingredients:

Stew:
1.5 lb beef, cubed
1 can stewed tomatoes
3-4 potatoes, cubed
2-3 carrots, sliced into circles
4 sticks celery, sliced
1 onion, chopped
3-4 chopped fresh roasted green chiles
5 cloves garlic, sliced or chopped
salt
pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp ground corriander
cilantro for garnish, optional
beef broth, optional (could use water instead)

Bread:
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 bottle Guinness
1/4 cup melted butter

Directions:

1. Heat up the dutch oven and pour oil. When heated, add in the meat. Add salt and pepper and add garlic. Cook until the meat is browned.
2. Add in onions, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, green chile and celery. Add in ground corriander
3. Add beef broth to fill the dutch oven. You can vary your broth depending on how much liquid you like in your soup.
4. Add salt to taste.
5. Cover and cook for about an hour. Garnish with cilantro (optional)

Bread:
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Spray bread pan with cooking spray
3. combine 3 cups flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 bottle Guinness beer. Mix well.
4. Pour batter into the bread pan.
5. Pour melted butter over the bread.
6. Bake for 55 minutes. 

What we liked:

The green chile stew was great, not too spicy. The beer bread came out perfect with a crispy outer side - great served with butter.

What we didn't like:

Nick thought the soup was a litttttle spicy - but that's because he avoided all the chile until the end and ended up with a bowl of chile pieces! 

What Kaspian thought about it:

He liked the bread and butter! Astrid liked it all - nom nom nom. 

Next time:

No change- perfect!