Beef is the center of this hearty stew enhanced with smoked paprika, garlic, V8® Vegetable Cocktail and filled with corn, apricots, peppers and cilantro.
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|1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat; add beef and sauté until well browned on all sides, about 6 minutes. Stir in paprika and continue to cook 2 minutes, stirring often.|
|2. Add onions and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Stir in peppers, carrots and garlic and continue cooking for 5 minutes.|
|3. Stir in V8® Vegetable Cocktail, Beef Consommé and water and bring to a boil; reduce heat to simmer and simmer on low for 60-75 minutes or until beef is tender, adding water as necessary if mixture gets too thick.|
|4. Add corn and apricots and continue cooking 15-20 minutes.|
|5. Mix in cilantro and vinegar. CCP: Heat to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) or higher for 15 seconds. CCP: Hold hot at 140°F (60°C) or higher for service.|
|6. To Serve: For each serving, ladle 1 cup (250 mL) stew into a bowl and drizzle ½ tsp (3 mL) chili oil, if desired, over top of soup and sprinkle with cilantro, as desired to garnish.|