Let me tell you something, a good crock pot meal can turn any day around. I posted this recipe one year ago today and in honor of TimeHop reminding me of this cute photo of Little J, I decided to repost and share again:
It’s stew time people! This is a combination of several different recipes I have tried over the years and it’s easy peezy!
Beef Stew Recipe:
1.5 pound beef stew meat
1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon of seasoning salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cracked ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion diced OR frozen pearled onion (dealer’s choice)
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
32 oz Beef Broth
4-5 medium red skinned potatoes, washed and diced (and peeled if you have babies chowing down on this)
3 large carrots- peeled and sliced
1. Place stew meat along with the flour, seasoning salt, garlic powder and pepper in a zip lock bag and shake shake shake!
2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet and add the floured stew meat to the pan. Heat until the meat is brown on all sides. Using tongs (or something similar…your fingers if they are clean…or a fork) place the meat in the bottom of your slow cooker.
3. If you decide to forgo pearled onion this step is for you– Saute the diced onion in the same skillet where you cooked your meat. Don’t you dare clean that pot before hand, all that browned beefy goodness will add extra flavor to your onions! Saute for 2-3 minutes and transfer to the slow cooker.
4. Mix the beef broth and Worcester sauce into the saute pan to gather up and brown bits that your onions and beef may have left behind.
5. Add the diced potatoes, carrots and bay leaves to your slow cooker and poor the broth mixture over everything.
6. Cook low for 8-9 hours or high for 6 hours
7. If you are using pearled onions (my husbands favorite….me, not so much) add the frozen pearled onions in halfway through the cooking time.
Serve this baby up with some yummy warm cornbread and you are in business. I don’t have a cornbread recipe because I stand by the simple fact that the 80 cent box of jiffy makes the absolute best corn bread in all the land. Trust Me.
Throw this in the crock pot in the morning on a cold day and you won’t be sorry you did!!! Prepping this meal in the morning takes approximately 15 minutes which includes dicing the veggies. A friendly tip- dice up your veggies the night before that way you can cut some time down in the morning.
Have you tried this? What do you think????