Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Champion Nutrition USA - Weekly Recipe! Beef Stew!

I love my crockpots. Yes, I meant plural. I have 6. I am not embarrassed by this. Obsessed, maybe. Embarrassed, no. LOL!

This is one of my favorite crockpot recipes... When I do my Sunday Food Prep, I'll gather all the ingredients and toss them into a large ziploc, then it goes into the fridge if I'll be using it in the next few days, or into the freezer if it's going to be later in the week. It doesn't matter to the crockpot if it's frozen or not. :-) I like that.


Chelle's Slow Cooker Beef Stew

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-3 cups of beef low-sodium broth (more if you want it more soupy)
  • 2 lbs chopped stew meat
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large potatoes (or sweet potatoes), cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 onion, quartered (or diced if your family likes onion - my hubby doesn't so I leave the onion in large pieces easily removed from his bowl, lol)
  • 1 container of mushrooms, sliced (I like crimini, but you can use whatever you prefer)
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Thyme
  • Sea-Salt to taste


DIRECTIONS:

  • Place all ingredients in crockpot, stir, cook on low for 6-8 hrs or until meat and veggies are very tender.
  • Optional - Add pasta (I use egg noodles). Just prepare the pasta as normal, then spoon stew over the noodles in bowls.

Variations:  One of my favorite variations is to add a can (15oz) of stewed or diced tomatoes.  You can also add more veggies: beans, peas, peppers, okra, broccoli, cauliflower... ! Add barley, oats, quinoa, wild or brown rice! :-) Personally, I like my stew to be heavy on the protein, so I always increase the meat.

2 comments:

  1. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!
    & it's getting the perfect chilly weather here that I'm starting to crave this type of meal.

    LPM

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  2. Mmm!! I love it. I also make a stew with orange zest and bay leaf, SO TASTY.
    I am totally going to make this for my company on Tuesday. Thank you!

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