Jerky stew

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Jerky, beef or buffalo
1 cup Whole dried hominy, soaked overnight in ample water
1 large Yellow onion, peeled/chopped
1 pounds Potatoes*, unpeeled/diced
\N \N Salt and pepper to taste

*Native Americans would have used prairie potatoes -- arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia).

Break the jerky up into 1-inch pieces and place in a heavy, lidded kettle. Drain the hominy and add to the jerky, along with the onion.

Cover with water and bring to a boil. Simmer, covered, until the hominy is tender, about 2 hours. You will have to watch this closely, as more water will have to be added as you go along. Add the potatoes and cook for an additional 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Source: "The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American" by Jeff Smith.

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