Sheri, you've done it again! Take a bow--your Autumn Harvest Stew is
terrific. It really hit my hot button yesterday, so I ran out and bought
sweet potatoes and made it for dinner. Mmmmmmmmmmm! I reduced the chili
powder and omitted the crushed chilis because we don't like stuff too hot,
and I wanted to go easy the first time around. But I did everything else
the same, I think--but I put it in the crock pot. Worked like a charm and
was ready to eat the moment we walked in the door last night. My kind of
This makes a HUGE pot, so it would be great for a group or a potluck.
That's what I will do next time I have to take a pot of something somewhere!
It's a thick rich soup/stew that has great flavor, in my opinion.
As for the asafoetida, I used it, but omitting it would not change the
taste. It is an Indian spice often used to reduce the gas in beans. Since
it is used only a pinch at a time, you'd never miss it. But you can also
buy it at Indian grocery stores (there's one not too far from me). And I
had only had hominy once before and hated it, so I figured this would be a
good way to use up the other can on my pantry shelf. Right again. You
can't even taste it. It just adds to the richness of the tastes and
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