Stew pt. 2 and September DOG!
I baked the same stew as the previous recipe with the few tweaks mentioned. The low-sodium cream of mushroom worked just as planned and picked up the flavor of the stew by letting you taste more than the salt. A few of the bacon pieces were not as crispy which some people complained about: I guess people don't want a whole bacon. I was in a time rush otherwise I would have made all the bacon crispy. The finished product was delicious and a very solid addition to my repertoire. Thanks to Aaron for helping me peel the potatoes at the DOG - I left my potatoes at home and had to run into town to get an emergency bag!
As I mentioned in the last post I did this recipe at the September DOG. There were a total of about 12 ovens and a pretty good turnout. I think I did pretty well against the comparison but the green chile stew was the clear winner. Here's some pictures and commentary:
The green stuff is this green, not really spicy chile. It came out with just a whole bunch of subtle, spicy flavors and blew us away. The macaroni and cheese pictured has a Velveeta sauce. The water was boiled in the oven and the mix was baked in the same oven.