Tuesday, April 03, 2007

{ hearty beef stew }

This week I challenged my husband to come up with the menu plan. Not only did he take me up on the challenge, but he also went out and bought all the ingredients for me. What a guy!

So, tonight we're having stew - and it's already made and in the crock pot! Here's how I made it (I didn't use a recipe):


1 lb stew beef (already cubed)
1/2 cup flour, seasoning salt, fresh ground pepper

Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in frying pan. Add floured beef and cook until nice & brown.

Remove from frying pan and place into crock pot.

Peel & Chop:


Add to crock pot along with 2 cloves of minced garlic.

Pour 1 cup of beef broth over everything. Sprinkle with parsley, fresh ground pepper and a little more seasoning salt. Add a couple of bay leaves. I don't even stir it until it's been cooking for a few hours.

Turn your crock pot onto low and leave it there all day.


  1. What a guy is right!!!Dinner looks nummy. I can almost smell it. I must be hungry...no time for lunch today. The cake from your other post is wonderful. I may have to give this recipe to my MIL she loves to bake and try new things. Thanks for sharing both with us. And Kudos to your hubby.

  2. I think that is a super idea with the menu thing! Ohhhh & I LOVE the look of your new banner!!!!

  3. Gotta love the crockpot! I usually add a package of Knorr gravy mix to my stew- hubby loves it!

  4. great idea. I need to come up with a better eating plan for my family... might be a good thing to ask my hubby to do, the kids and I would be happy with peanut butter and honey buns and a glass of milk all the time, but he likes more variety!

  5. Wow great candy! How about Shepherd's Pie?

    Cook ground beef, add whatever seasonings you like and drain. Add in a bit of bouillon and some gravy mix if desired.
    Layer in bottom of a casserole dish. Top with whatever veggies you like - corn, peas, carrots.
    Then add mashed potatoes to the top and cook in over about 20 minutes. Broil for about 5 minutes for browned potatoes on top.