No, my version of slumgullion is far more refined and slumdeliumptuoulicious. You can find everything at your neighborhood grocers in pretty packages and not get a drop of mud in the car! It super easy to make, looks like a loose stew, and will feed a crowd.
1 package defrosted ready-to-cook meatballs
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
4 cloves finely-chopped garlic
14 oz tomato puree
15 oz beef broth/stock plus 15 oz hot pasta water
1 carrot, finely-chopped (it will almost disappear)
8 oz parboiled ziti (or your favorite cut pasta)
7 oz kernel corn
2 T olive oil/tallow/lard
1 T fresh finely-chopped Italian parsley
1 T fresh finely-chopped oregano
1 T fresh finely-chopped chives
2 T molasses
1 tsp fresh finely-chopped stevia
1 tsp yellow mustard
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
Preheat solar oven to 225F. 6-quart stock pot
1. Precook pasta just to al dente, while preparing vegetables. Drain, reserving water, and set aside. Finely-chop onion, bell pepper, garlic, and carrot.
2. In a high-sided sauce pan over medium-high heat, saute onions and garlic in 2 T olive oil until starting to brown; add rest of chopped vegetables and stir until they soften.
3. Add tomato puree and beef broth; add meatballs and bring to high simmer, heating through. Using hand masher, crush meatballs in pan into small chunks; pour contents of sauce pan into stock pot, add hot pasta water, corn, cooked ziti, and rest of ingredients; stir to blend.
4. Cover and bake in solar oven for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
Serve with favorite stew crackers or breads. This has nothing to do with "pretty is, pretty does." It performs and surrounds you with a table of rollin' eyes and gnashin' teeth, and grateful burps! Enjoy.
|Lots of juice with every spoonful! A meal in itself.|