Athlete’s Stew

It’s hard to put up a first post.  It seems so significant.

I can sometimes over-think things, so I am going to channel my sister, Anne Marie.  She has this ability to make a decision and go with it.   It may take me two months to decide what color my next duvet cover should be.  She’ll swing into Target and pick up a new bedroom furniture set in two minutes – and move happily on to the next project of the day

So, without further contemplation, here is my first recipe.  Last time I made it, Matt declared it was the “best thing you have ever made.”  Luckily for me, he is incredibly appreciative of everything I make and declares most meals I make as the “best thing you have ever made.”

He also declared this was a supremely satisfying post-work out meal.  The sweet potatoes give it carbs, and the meat makes it rich and nourishing.  “It’s the perfect athlete’s stew,” he stated.  I think it’s delicious – and I hope you do too!

Athlete’s stew

Yellow onion, 1, chopped

Garlic, 2 cloves, diced

Jalapeno pepper, ½ , finely diced

Sweet potato, 2, chopped into ½ cubes

Can of diced tomatoes, 28 oz

Tomato paste, 2 TSP

Ribs, 1.5 lbs (Ideally boneless ribs, but bone-in will work as well)

Salt, 1 tsp

Pepper, ½ tsp

Summer savory, 1/2 tsp

Water, 2 cups

1)       Add all ingredients into 4 or 6 quart crock pot.

2)       Stir together.

3)       Let cook on low heat for 8 hours or so.

4)       If you used ribs with bones, remove the bones.  The meat should have fallen off by now.

5)       Enjoy!