I’m the Queen of Simple. I don’t like complicated. I like things to be easy. Maybe it’s because I have so many kids. Or maybe it’s because I’m lazy. Whatever the reason, I always prefer simple over extravagant or complicated.
I especially prefer simple, easy recipes with normal ingredients. Have you ever found a recipe that looked super yummy only to discover you’d have to search the city high and low for some obscure ingredients? I hate that. I want to make dinner from things I have in my pantry. I’m a real person. A real mom who needs simple and fast.
When 3:00 hits, and kids start coming home from school, I’m running back and forth to activities and meetings. I just don’t have time for fancy, complicated meal prep. I’m all about someone else coming over and making a scrumptious dinner with lots of ingredients and steps, but I prefer as easy as possible.
So I like easy-to-make stews.
When I’m having a big crowd for dinner (almost every night at my house, haha), one of my favorite go-to recipes is Posse Stew. My mother-in-law introduced me to it years ago and I’ve made some tweaks to it. I usually serve it with rolls or homemade bread (I have a simple recipe for bread). It’s perfect for a cool night.
Here’s my recipe:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 large cans (26 oz) Ranch Style beans
- 2 large (28 oz) cans diced tomatoes (do not drain)
- 1 small can ( 4 oz) chopped green chilies
- 1 can (15 oz) corn (do not drain)
- 1 can (15 oz) hominy (white or yellow) (do not drain)
- 1 small onion
Brown the ground beef and add the onion to it. Drain.
Add the browned ground beef to a large pot.
Add the Ranch Style beans, tomatoes, green chilies, corn, and hominy. Cook on medium heat until heated through, then simmer for 30 minutes.