Sunday, November 11, 2012

Slow Cooker: Beef Stew

Here at Grill Knuckles we sometimes eat food that was cooked indoors. For Sunday dinner we enjoyed this easy and hearty recipe for beef stew in the slow cooker.
 After hearing on a cooking program that "stew beef" can be a grab bag of undesirable and chewy bits, my wife bought a one-pound London broil and cubed it to fit the following recipe.

1lb beef stew meat
8 tsp McCormick Beef Stew Seasoning (1/2 package)
15 oz. green beans--fresh or frozen
15 oz. canned black beans
15 oz.  peas
15 oz. corn
1 medium onion, diced
2 large carrots, sliced
3 cups of water
garnish with fresh chives

Can I be honest? We just opened up a couple of bags of mixed frozen veggies and dumped them in. Super easy.

We also used our bread maker to make a simple recipe for French bread. My 6 year old daughter got an assist on the bread.

After about 7 hours, this was what we were looking at. The real problem with slow cookers is that if you're at home when it's cooking, you spend the whole day very hungry.

The bread maker and the smell of fresh bread only compounded that hunger I had most of the day. It's possible that smelling it all day is what made me eat three bowls of it--with as many hunks of delicious, hot, fresh bread. Wow. What a yummy dinner.


  1. I am rethinking my decision to not own a breadmaker. Dang.

  2. I'm breaking out the slow cooker the next rainy, chilly day we have.