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Slow Cooker Short Cuts - Perfectly Cooked Beef Stew

Posted by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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It might be Spring, but in some parts of the country there is still a nip in the air. So making a heart meal like slow cooked beef stew is still an option. Thinking it's going to take forever. No way, if you use your slow cooker.

Star off with about a pound of cubed beef. It doesn't matter if you get a more inexpensive cut of beef, because slow cooking is great for bringing out flavor and tenderizing. Brown it in a frying pan with a bit of oil first then transfer to the slow cooker. Slice up some carrots and potatoes and place in the pot. When it's half way done, add in some diced onions and celery. You can also add some frozen peas or corn. Cook until tender on low for about five hours. When done, add a bit of beef broth and seasoning.

Give it a stir and serve with slices of crusty, chewy French bread. Now how's that for a set it and forget it meal. This is definitely a family favorite.

Moms, what is your favorite slow cooker meal to make the family?


Photo courtesy of Snappy Girl via iStock Photography.

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charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:58 AM

 TFS

sanj1213
by Juanita on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I love beef stew and this one looks delicious. 

charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:58 AM

 Beef Stew is a favorite at our house.

sanj1213
by Juanita on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM

My family's favorite slow cooker meal would have to be red beans and rice. 

emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Mar. 25, 2013 at 3:27 PM

I haven't used my slow cooker in a bit, not sure why.  There are lots of things I like to make like soup and pasta.

Godspitgrl
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 7:24 PM

TYFS

SarahSuzyQ
by Bronze Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:29 PM
This sounds great, and fairly different from anything I usually make in the crock pot.

My favorite slow cooker meals are chicken and dumplings, and chicken parmesan.
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taniamorse85
by Bronze Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Oh, I have so many!  Tonight, we had leftover chicken and corn chowder that I originally made in the crock pot.  Then, there's cream cheese chicken, chicken chili (and beef chili, of course!), loaded baked potato soup, and many, many others

MichelleK41
by Bronze Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Oh my I know my family would love this!

jessicasmom1
by Laina on Mar. 27, 2013 at 8:26 AM

ohhh thanks for sharing looks delicious 

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