It’s almost cliché for me to post another stew recipe but I really can’t help it, it’s a (delicious) disease! Any day can be a stew day, especially in New Orleans where it is hot all year round. A good stew does not require lots of fancy meats and ingredients, just some basic ingredients that can be easily swapped for others depending on what’s in the pantry. The protein is usually the most obvious differentiator; I’ve had great experiences with chicken, seitan, beef, sausage, and many combinations.
This particular recipe was easy to make and had a sweet/spicy thing that I really loved. Try it out below!
- 4 Hot dogs sliced
- 6 multicolored sweet baby bell peppers sliced in (optional, but fun) rings
- 1 diced onion
- 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
- Various seasonings (try to contrast the sweet tomatoes with some spicy: Cayenne pepper, Sambal, and Crushed red chilis are a great start)
- 1 cup of cooked rice (I didn’t measure, just use trial and error)
- Brown the hot dogs until they stick to the pan and develop a nice fond
- Add in onions and peppers and saute untill they start to get soft
- Pour in the tomato and any other liquids (a splash of water may be necessary depending on the consistency desired) and simmer for at least 10 minutes
- Mix in rice, season to taste, and let simmer for another 5-10 min or until consistency is perfect
- Serve hot, with hot sauce close by