Saturday, October 11, 2008

Recipe of the Week - Sarah Palin's hearty quick (Say it ain't so, Joe) or slow (Katie Couric interview) stew

Like her message, it's filled with folksy ingredients and no meat -
Perfect for those cold Alaska nights, or wherever you are.

1 32 oz. can tomato juice
2 14.25 oz. cans stewed tomatoes, Italian style
2 cups water
2 medium potatoes, unpeeled and chopped
1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained
1 15 oz. can kidney beans, drained
1 cup lentils, rinsed and drained
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup each of red and green peppers, seeded and diced
1 10.oz package frozen chopped spinach
2 carrots, cut into 1-inch julienne strips
2 tblsp. dried parsley
2 tblsp. chili powder
2 tsp. dried basil leaves, crushed
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. ground cumin

Topping:
1/2 cup reduced calorie sour cream
1/2 cup plain yogurt

Combine all ingredients, except topping. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for about 30 minutes, or until lentils are tender. It also works well, cooking low and slow in the crock pot.
Garnish with topping and serve with corn chips.
(Because Palin is all that, and a bag of chips...)

This makes a lot of soup. I freeze the leftovers in usable amounts. Fantastic for fall!

1 comment:

Bryce and Mandy said...

Ha! You make me laugh. This sounds good. I will have to try it.