I came up with this meal on a whim. Was not sure what I was going to make for dinner tonight. I first started by getting some rice on to soak this morning. Then pulled out 1 lb. of beef stew meat to start defrosting.
Later the meal idea hit me.. LOL.. I put 2 cups of pinto beans into a soup pot, added the stew meat, 8 cups of water and 1T salt. I put this on to boil for 2 ½ hours.
About an hour before dinner I started cooking the brown rice. Then I finished up the beef and beans. I served the beef/bean mixture over the brown rice. It was fantastic. To go along with our dinner Emily cut up some cantaloupe, we had some salad left over from last night’s dinner and we had Cowboy Cookies for dessert that Sierra had made yesterday.
Here is the recipe:
2 cups dry pinto beans
1lb. beef stew meat
8 cups water
1 T salt
1 onion, chopped
Jalapeno peppers (fresh or from a jar), chopped (as many as you like.. the more you add the spicier it will be)
1 cup of your favorite salsa
Cooked Brown Rice (see brown rice cooking information here: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/enjoyingbrownricel.htm )
In a large stock pot combine pinto beans, stew meat, water and salt. Let cook and simmer for 2 ½ hours or until beans are soft and meat is tender.
After beans and meat have finished cooking heat a frying pan and add olive oil, chopped onions and peppers. Cook until onion is soft. Add this to the bean/beef mix. Add salsa and mix and let sit for a little bit so flavors can blend.
Serve this over brown rice for a yummy and easy dinner!