It doesn’t haven’t to be the dead of winter to enjoy a hearty stew. When I want a healthy dinner that will feed the whole family, my made-over Texas Two-Step Stew guarantees a well-rounded meal in just one pot. Plus, you can’t beat two steps!
Because stews are a mix of meat, veggies and grains, you’re guaranteed a nutritionally fit meal. The only hiccup is traditional Spanish stews call for pork sausage. So I gave it a “Fun, Fit Foodie” makeover by replacing the full-fat sausage with turkey chorizo. You could even use boneless, skinless chicken breasts to trim the fat — just be sure to add a seasoning blend to mimic the chorizo spice.
Texas Two-Step Stew
6 g total fat
0 g saturated fat
43 g carbs
4 g fiber
20 g protein
8 oz. uncooked turkey chorizo sausage, casings removed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 oz.) hominy or yellow corn grits
1 pkg. (6 oz.) Spanish-style rice mix
6 cups water
- Lightly coat a skillet with cooking spray. Add sausage and onion and cook over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink. Drain off any fat and transfer the sausage-onion mixture to a pressure cooker.
- Add the beans, hominy, rice (including any seasoning packet) and water. Set the pressure cooker for 20 minutes and let the steam cook the rice.