Weenie Stew

by 365daysofeatingathome

That’s what my stepmother calls it.  My mama called it Gumbo.  This is how I make it:

Left over stew meat or pot roast (about a cup – give or take)

Sausage in small pieces (if you want some – a pound or less) – Saute it if you want to

Hot dogs in small pieces (1/2 pack to a whole pack – not necessary, but yummy) – Saute this if you want to.

1 can of tomatos

1 can of v8 or tomato juice

1 bag of frozen gumbo veggies (NOT SOUP VEGGIES!)  This has onion, celery, bell pepper, and okra in it.

2 pounds of Chuckwagon Corn (corn with bell peppers) or just regular corn – whatever.

Heat it on the stove top for two hours or the crock pot on low all day.

Serve over rice and/or with a hoecake.

Yummalicious!

What’s a Hoecake?  It’s a fried bread type of thing.  To make it, you:

Mix SELF RISING FLOUR with water to make what should be about pancake batter consistency.

Heat enough oil in a skillet to cover the bottom by about 1/2 of an inch.  Too much is better than not enough.  It should be very hot.

Pour your batter into the hot oil, starting at the center, and stopping at least an inch from the edge (the hoecake will swell, and you need to flip it.)   Watch for the bubbles in the batter.  When you’ve got a lot of bubbles, it’s ready to turn.  Use a spatula, unless you’re really good with a fork.  Turn, cook for a couple more minutes.  Plate up yummy fried goodness.  My husband eats it plain, I eat it with strawberry jam.