I remember vaguely years ago when sun dried tomatoes became the new cool kid on the recipe band wagon. Not being big on expensive gourmet additions in my pantry at the time…I passed them by…
My hubby bought a huge jar of sun dried tomatoes at Costco. Hint to me that he wanted more of those on his dinner plate! Our daughter, Kayti, had made him ChickenPasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes while I was in Montana and he really loved them! I put them in Sundried Tomato Kalamata Frittata and the result was so great I knew I had to keep experimenting.
This time I’m putting Sun Dried Tomatoes in Cabbage Beef Stew. I usually use canned stewed or diced tomatoes in my soups and stews. Putting in the Sun Dried Tomatoes brought a whole new flavor level to my recipe! Wow! Most of you are probably not surprised. I’m very late to the party on this amazingly tasty and useful ingredient! All I will say is if you are like me; the price may be holding you back. Go ahead and give them a try! I’m seriously thinking about making my own from our greenhouse tomatoes
UPDATE: I actually DID make my own sun dried(I dried them in a dehydrator) tomatoes this summer 2015 and they are EXCELLENT!! I am looking forward to experimenting with them in my recipes this year!
If you’ve been reading this blog a while, you know I crock pot all the time. Often once or twice a week. Crock pots make yummy food easily in large amounts and makes great left-overs! My husband dutifully eats leftovers, as long as he get goodies once in a while to make up for it:) You also know I shop at Costco a LOT. I love their Kirkland brand. I don’t get a nickel for saying that. I just tell you all what I use and like. You can make your own choices.
Recipe Notes on Cabbage Beef stew:
This particular recipe uses cannellini beans, garbanzo beans and natural beef franks with no preservatives. The hamburger is organic as are the sun dried tomatoes. Put this recipe into your regular crock pot repertoire. It’s a filling meal you can feel really good about. Enjoy this tasty, healthy and easy meal.