Very often, I just throw a little of this and a bit of that together in the kitchen and a few days ago I threw together what turned out by all accounts to be the best beef stew I've ever made. So, I'm going to try to remember all the ingredients and estimate how much of each one to share this delicious stew with you. Don't worry too much about measuring ingredients--just throw in what you have on hand!
1/2 beef chuck roast (leftover) and the natural juices it was cooked in. (I cooked this roast overnight with a bit of Byron's Butt Rub to season it. We ate half of it and I made stew out of the leftover.)
"Supposedly this dish brings good luck in the new year! Generally Hoppin' John is served over rice but we just serve it up in small cups or bowls and enjoy without rice or any other grain."
1 large pork hock (fresh or smoked--depending on the flavor desired)
"Enjoy and make a lot if you want leftovers!" Tracy
2 lbs. Slanker ground beef
"This chili is great on cold days and as a side to hot dogs on hot days."
1 lb. Slanker 100% grass-fed beef (or buffalo) chili meat or ground beef (or buffalo)