I made something the other day and I'm not sure what you'd call it. I softened some onions, celery, carrot, and garlic in olive oil; browned some ground venison in with the veggies and oil; added some beans, chicken stock, diced tomato, and tomato paste; let cook for a bit; threw in some spinach and let cook to wilt; cubed some stale rolls and threw them in there too.

It struck me as somewhat similar to a chili but has no chili peppers or related spices and some other things you normally wouldn't find in chili. What would you call it?


I would call that a stew or a soup depending on how "brothy" it is.

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  • There's little to no liquid remaining. Would it still classify as a stew? – tQuarella Mar 18 '13 at 16:43
  • Yeah, some people consider things stew even when they are quite unbrothy. Or you could just call it a "braise". – SAJ14SAJ Mar 18 '13 at 16:43

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