Chili Stew

1-1/2 to 2 lb lean meat in 1-1/2 inch cubes (beef, pork, game)
1-1/2 to 2 lb smoke sausage in 1-1/2 inch pieces
8-12 Red potatoes bake or microwaved & quartered
2-3 four oz cans chopped green chiles
1 chopped yellow onion
6-8 oz of coarse chopped or sliced fresh mushrooms
1 bunch green onions (chopped)
1 can cream of mushroom soup mixed with 1 can water
1-1/2 tbs corn starch
3-4 bay leaves
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 cup burgundy/port/or other red wine
1-2 tbs fresh coarse ground black pepper
One 16 oz can whole sweet corn, optional
Salt and Garlic to taste

Brown sausage and meat in same pan them remove and set aside. De-glaze pan with wine and 1 cup water. Mix all ingredients in Dutch oven with lid. Add water to top of ingredients. Mix. Cover. Bake covered in preheated oven at 325F for 2 hours. Serve with fresh hot French bread.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana