Southwest Stew OAMC

This weekend we actually had a day when the temperature only reached the high 60s. I love weather like that! So, my freezer cooking plan had several autumn recipes for September. After spring, fall is my favorite season.

I found this recipe in my Dinner Is Ready cookbook. To read my review of that cookbook and others in the series, go here.

To see more great Once a Month Cooking recipes from Dinner Is Ready and the other two cookbooks in the series, go here.

Southwest Stew:

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 cup onion, chopped
1 tsp. garlic, minced
2 – 14.5 oz. cans Mexican tomatoes
1 cup frozen corn
1 – 15 oz. can pinto beans (I used dry beans to save some money)
1 cup picante sauce
3/4 cup beef broth
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt

-Brown ground beef with onion and garlic.

-Add tomatoes, corn, beans, picante sauce, beef broth, cumin, pepper and salt

-Bring to a boil

-Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.

-Remove from heat and allow to cool.

-Place in freezer bag, label and freeze.

-To serve: Thaw. Heat to boiling.

6 servings.


  1. Looks good, but I have to admit, I don't know what OAMC stands for!

    Hugs & love,

  2. Mimi: Once a month cooking. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. LOL, I didn't know that either, so I'm glad Mimi asked ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sounds delicious..I love SW flavors. Thanks for sharing this w/ t4t this week!

  4. Butterpoweredbike says:

    Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, not the least of which is for the cooking. My poor oven has been off all summer long, neglected. I'm itching to start making comforting warm dishes! Thanks for sharing your recipe with Two for Tuesday.

  5. the clark clan says:

    Hi Melissa and welcome to the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! I love when new blogs link up because I get to check out their sites. i love the idea of once a month cooking to save time in the future and save on money! This recipe looks like chili but I think my kids would like it more because it appears less spicey. I am now following your blog and your tweets. ๐Ÿ™‚ [email protected]

  6. I make something similar and we love it! I will try your recipe next time! thanks for linking to Two for Tues!

  7. Its A Blog Party says:

    Looks Yummy!
    Thanks for linking up!

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