An Indulgent Comfort Food with a Kick –
With fall coming to an end and temperatures begin to cool down considerably, sometimes cravings for fresh and light ingredients can diminish and yearnings for comfort food start to take over. Days become shorter and the outdoor thermometer never seems to get above a reasonable number where you can throw on a pair of flip flops just to run out and grab the mail.
I’m sure everyone has experienced this seasonal change in their eating habits during the winter months where cravings might consist of high calorie foods like hearty casseroles and warming thick savory stews. And why not, it’s going to be cold outside for the next few months and we all need to stay warm to survive the winter.
That’s why I wanted to share my version of this indulgent venison stew that has just the right amount of Kick to keep you warm this winter.
The kick comes from the Anaheim Chile peppers which are roasted on an outdoor grill. Roasting the peppers adds a hint of smoky flavor that enhances the overall taste of the stew. Of course, depending on where you live, if you have a foot of snow and don’t want to brave the elements to heat up the grill, you can always replace the Anaheim Chile peppers with canned whole green Chiles from your local grocery store.
To compliment the stew, I also cook a few slices of thick bacon and then fry a can of mild corn flavored hominy kernels in the grease. The hominy kernels act as a sponge absorbing the flavor from the bacon adding a natural saltiness to the stew. I know it’s probably not the healthiest thing to do, but we are talking about indulgent comfort food here.
When combining tender cuts of venison, roasted Chile peppers, a mild essence of corn and salt along with a blend of seasonings, this venison green chile stew will give you comfort and keep you warm this winter with every mouthwatering bite.