It's Too Yummy Tuesday!
On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious! Today I'm happy to have special guest JC Conway, author of Hearts in Ruin, who's here to share a recipe for New Mexico chili. Take it away!
Hearts in Ruin New Mexico Green Chile Stew
My new novel, Hearts in Ruin, takes place in and around an archaeological dig in the New Mexico desert. New Mexico is a breathtaking place of ancient beauty and from its high-desert climate comes some of the best Green Chile in the world. This recipe is easy to make and accentuates the rich flavor of New Mexico Green Chile. There is no one way to make Green Chile Stew. But this version is the basic, every-day variety that remains my favorite.
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
2 lbs. ground turkey meat*
3 large potatoes, red or white, cubed
1 large onion, chopped
3 Garlic cloves, minced
1-3 cups (1 cup hot, 2 cups medium, or 3 cups mild) roasted, peeled, chopped New Mexico Green Chile
Salt to taste
2-3 pinches ground black pepper
*We use turkey burger, which blends well with the Chile and garlic and does not require draining grease. But other ground or cubed meat can be used.
1. Heat oil in pot over medium-low heat. Add the ground meat, onion and garlic. Cook for about 3- 4 minutes, stirring frequently, to brown the meat and prepare the onion and garlic.
2. Add the green chili, potatoes, salt and pepper. Stir well for about a minute.
3. Add water to cover everything. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer. Cook for about 20 minutes, until potatoes are just soft.
4. Serve with warmed tortillas. Optionally garnish with cilantro, chopped tomatoes or cheese.
By JC Conway
Also available in the iTunes Store
Andrea had one goal in life, a quiet career as a mainstream archaeologist—nothing more nothing less—and she's one ancient secret away. When she is teamed with maverick prodigy Daniel Fuchs at his controversial pre-Clovis dig on tribal land, she soon realizes his wild theories may sidetrack her career. Her smartest move is to expose him and that is exactly what she plans to do. Except…he’s hot, sexy, and there is a chance his theories may be right.
As the dig deepens and outside forces mount, Andrea and Daniel find their careers and their shaky relationship on the brink of ruin. Who can she trust? To survive professionally and emotionally, Andrea must decide between what is expected and what she believes, because time is running out and the developers' bulldozers are poised to level the site.
Delve into the mystery and excitement of an archaeological dig in the New Mexico desert and experience the drive, determination, and passion surrounding the quest to unlock the Paleolithic past in this contemporary, romantic suspense. Hearts In Ruin…no shovel required to join this spicy adventure to discover an ancient truth!
About the Author
J. C. Conway is a romance, science fiction and fantasy author, writing novels and short stories for adults, young adults and teens. Hearts in Ruin is his debut novel. He is a grand prize winner of the Yosemite Romance Writers Smooch contest. He will have short stories published this summer by The Colored Lens and Comets & Criminals. J. C. Conway attributes the spark igniting his writing to a grade-school assignment that he write a story about anything he liked, which, at the time, included dinosaurs, robots, army heroes and alien invaders. Since then he's added deep simmering passion, tense internal conflict and emotional dilemmas. To learn more, visit his website at http://jcconway.com, check out his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/J.C.Conway.Writer, or follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jcconwaywriter.