Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pointe Viven: Creamy Latin Stew

Creamy Latin Stew
by Jesse Bluma


32 ounces or 2 pounds of seitan or 2 pounds ground pork (extra lean, organic)
[seitan can be found online, at health food stores, and at Whole Foods]
29 ounces tomato puree (no salt added)
1 can (10 ounces) Rotel (mild)
1 can sweet corn (cream style)
3 garlic cloves, minced small
1/2 yellow onion, peeled, diced fine
2 cans kidney beans (drained, rinsed)
1 large organic tomato, diced 
1 yellow pepper, diced fine without ribs and seeds
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 teaspoons chile powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin seed
2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup cold water
2 tablespoons olive oil
Greek yogurt (plain)
cilantro leaves (washed, cut with scissors)

Brown the seitan or ground pork with olive oil in a fry pan on medium heat (about 8 minutes).  

In a large pot add the seitan or pork, tomato puree, Rotel, corn, garlic, onion, kidney beans, diced tomato, yellow pepper, ground pepper, chile powder, paprika, cumin, salt, and water.

Cover and heat on medium until thoroughly heated through, 30 minutes to 1 hour as the flavors develop.  Taste to your liking.

Ladle stew into bowls.
Top with a dollop of yogurt.
Sprinkle with cilantro leaves.

Pointe Viven - Jesse Bluma. All rights reserved.

Serve the stew with your favorite cookies by Pointe Viven at your next party, event, or brunch.
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