Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fresh and Hearty Beef Stew

Sometimes there is nothing more comforting that a good hearty stew. The beautiful thing about this recipe is that you can literally throw everything into your crockpot. Then you can fold that basket of laundry, paint your nails, take a bath, organize your linen closet, enjoy your cup of tea or whatever you want, because dinner is cooking and you have some free time. I found the recipe here, but listed my recipe and it's modifications below. Feel free to add your own veggies to it to make it deliciously perfect for your household.  

Fresh and Hearty Beef Stew
1 lb stewing beef
4 cups organic beef stock
1 bunch celery, chopped
2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 28oz can diced or crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp rosemary, finely chopped
1/2 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in crockpot. Cook on low for 4 hours. Enjoy.

*Afterthought- next time I am going to brown the meat first so I can season it and give it a bit more flavor. It was really good, but I just think this would give it the extra little bit it was missing.
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  1. Yum!! Such a welcome smell to come home to after being out in the cold. Looked great, tasted great and already have a plan to make it again. Thanks Jemi!