Ranch Stew

I get all excited on Wednesdays when my husband comes home with the mail. Every week we get a local shopper/newspaper and it is loaded with recipes and tips for ladies. After weeks of collecting recipes I finally tried one yesterday. One thing I have had to learn about the cooking here is the people do NOT season their food.  Recipes also call for things like Accent; which is a mostly MSG seasoning and I stay away from that ingredient. This recipe called for it and in it's place I used a little cajun seasoning.

Ranch Stew is a stick with you recipe. I ate two bowls and was stuffed. I will definitely be making this again and doubling the recipe for leftovers.  ~SO GOOD!

Ranch Stew

1 Tbsp. oil                                               

1 medium onion, chopped  

1 bell pepper, diced                      

1 can whole kernel corn (drained)

2 cups tomatoes, diced

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cajun seasoning

1/2 cup water

1 pound ground meat

1Tbsp sugar

1 can kidney beans

salt and pepper

shredded cheese ** optional

In a heavy pot brown meat, onion and peppers, drain. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.

The original recipe did not say whether to drain the corn or not, but I DID. I also added a little more chili powder to the pot.