Happy Canada Day and Fourth of July to all my friends out there! My husband has recently retired from playing professional hockey and has aspirations to be a true Mountain Man. So I bought him this cooking tripod for Christmas to get him going. However; I took it upon myself as his Mountain Wife to give 'er a try first to see how she goes. I threw together what we had in the fridge and the spices that came along with it seem a little weird - but definitely attainable if you are going on a camping trip or even if your camping in your own back yard ;) Im talkin' hot chocolate and beer. Don't got it? Well I feel bad for you because although your stew will still taste great, it won't have your friends or family asking "What is it that awesome flavour that I can taste?". Its late and I feel like I'm rambling. G'night y'all.
2 lbs ground turkey
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 white onion, diced
1 red and 1 green pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 28oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1 14oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 14oz can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of corn kernels
1/2 can tomato paste
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp liquid smoke
1 Tbsp Paprika
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cinnamon
3 heaping Tbsp hot chocolate powder
1 Tbsp hot sauce (of your choice)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 can beer (or wine)
1 chili in adobo sauce, diced
*option to add a habanero pepper to the mix for some spice
*Don't worry if you don't have all of these spices, use what you like best (but I love the flavour of the hot chocolate and cinnamon together)
1/2 onion finely minced
Sour cream/greek yogurt
Begin cooking the stew on the stove by heating the olive oil in the cast iron pot. Once hot, add onion, garlic and peppers and cook 5 min.
Add ground turkey and cook until brown.
Add remaining ingredients and transfer pot to fire - cook over embers until it bubbles, or at least 20 minutes. I cooked mine for 45 minutes and stirred occasionally.
Serve with shredded cheese and a few scoops of the finely minced onion for a crunch! If your stew is spicy, add a dollop of sour cream or greek yogurt. Enjoy with skillet cornbread (coming soon).