I grew up on beef stew and I always liked it. Of course, when I made it for my own kids, they wouldn't touch it. So for years now, beef stew has vanished from my house. I only enjoy it when my mother makes it and she saves me a bowl.
I tried stew again after all these years with this recipe, hoping that maybe they wouldn't recognize it as a stew. I proudly called it Pork soup. (Doesn't sound nearly as appetizing with that name.) Well, I cooked up a batch, and surprisingly, five out the eight kids loved it. They even went back for seconds! I got the recipe out of the December 2009 Food Network Magazine, but it is also posted on their website.
I made some ingredient changes to make it gluten free:
- Instead of flour - 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
- I didn't have a can of diced tomatoes- so I used fresh tomatoes and diced them. This avoided the citric acid that could be derived from corn in the can of tomatoes.