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.