Easy Crockpot Beef Stew
Nothing like a pot of warm stew to keep away the winter chills. This recipe is pretty easy and quick to throw together. It just needs all day to simmer in the crockpot.
Here is the recipe..
Beef Stew for the Crockpot
1lb. beef stew meat
2 to 3lbs potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
2 cans green beans, drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup (I use organic cream of mushroom soup)
2 cans corn, drained
1 can (14oz) diced tomatoes
1 to 2 cans (14oz) beef stock
Salt, pepper, seasoning salt, to taste
Combine all ingredients in the crockpot and let it simmer on low all day long (10+ hours or less time on high).
Here are the some pictures of my stew..
First are the ingredients. And you will notice some of the ingredients don’t look typical.. LOL.. I have a package of beef stew meat from the cow we purchased, a box (not a can) of cream of mushroom soup, the brand is Pacific and I buy it from my food co-op Azure Standard, 1 quart bag of my homemade beef stock from the freezer, 1 quart bag of corn that I froze from my garden last year and one quart jar of green beans from last summer’s garden. But don't worry, you can purchase the above listed ingredients to make this yummy meal..
My meat was frozen (forgot to take it out of the freezer the night before.. but it really is not a problem, I cooked the stew on high all day long and it turned out just fine). I added the meat and potatoes to the crockpot first..
Then the green beans, corn and tomatoes next….
Then I poured the cream of mushroom soup over the top….
Then added my beef broth. My broth was also frozen so I just put the whole frozen package right on top of it all. It defrosted as the meal cooked and later in the morning I stirred it all up. But if you are using canned broth, just pour it in and stir it up.
After 10 hours on high (like I said, I cooked it on high all day because my meat was frozen), it was done..
Now this stew was a little on the soupy side, which is how we like it. But if you want a thicker stew then only add one can (14oz) of beef stock. Taste it and add salt, pepper and seasoning salt to your desired likeness.. :)
You can serve this meal with some dinner rolls or biscuits and a big green salad…
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