This isn’t really a recipe post per se…I intended for it to be, but as I was cooking, I just kept throwing more stuff into the pot and tasting and mixing, then throwing something else in! So, I can’t even give you enough details for you to call this a recipe. But to give you the basic idea:
I sauteed diced onions, peppers and minced garlic in a bit of grapeseed oil then browned some ground turkey in the mixture. Drained oil and seasoned meat (exactly what I used, I don’t know but it had some kick to it).
Then I poured in spicy tomato juice and beef broth. Just an estimation of each and as I added more vegetables, I added more tomato juice. To this I added diced tomatoes and different kinds of frozen vegetables: corn, celery, peas, and carrots just to name a few. Seasoned to taste (salt, black and cayenne pepper, basil, oregeno, thyme, and a bay leaf). Like I said…I was just adding things as I thought of it!
After about 30 minutes the stew had frozen enough that I was able to stand the bags up and store them side-by-side (like books) or stack them. And the best thing is I’ve been able to pull them down one at a time whenever I need them for dinner or to take for lunch. Tomato based foods freeze extremely well. This is a great way to prepare ahead, especially if you are pressed for time or just cannot cook everyday.