This spicy ground beef stew recipe was inspired by my childhood. I grew up in the 70’s in a very modest family, and sometimes dinner had to be super easy and economical. So sometimes my mom would make this skillet with ground beef, onions and potatoes with a little bit of water until the potatoes were cooked!
I’m not really sure if it was something that other families ate, or if it was due to a lack of imagination or simply to save on food costs.
When I remembered this, I thought, how can I make this dish interesting and full of flavour, because, no offense to my mom, but her dish was pretty tasteless and was probably one of my least favourite things she made.
So I took the base of that recipe, which is the ground beef, onion and potatoes and I built flavour around it. Instead of using water I made a tomato sauce to create a stew. I built the flavour with Sriracha to give it a spicy flare. This dish remains simple, economical but full of flavour!
- 2 lbs of ground beef
- 4 potatoes (cubed)
- 1 onion (diced)
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 28 oz can of whole tomatoes
- 2 tbsp of chilli powder
- 1/4 cup of beef broth
- 3 tbsp of Sriracha sauce
- 3 tbsp of ketchup
- A pinch of sugar
- 1 tbsp of freshly chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large pan, cook the ground beef until no pink remains (about 8 minutes)
- Salt and pepper the meat to taste.
- Add in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add in the onion and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add in the tomatoes, beef broth, chilli powder, ketchup, Sriracha sauce, sugar and parsley.
- Bring to a gentle boil.
- Add in the potatoes, cover and cook for 40 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.
- Salt and pepper to taste.