Sunday, October 4, 2009

Comfort Stew

At The Motivation Station we are planning our menus for the week... Come share your weekly menus with us...

I recently made beef stew from my new crock pot cookbook and Betty asked for the recipe, so I'm sharing...

Comfort Stew:

1 1/2 pounds stew meat
2(10oz) cans French onion soup
1(10oz) can cream of onion soup
1(100z) can cream of celery soup
1(16oz) package frozen stew vegetables, thawed

*Place stew meat in sprayed slow cooker
* Add soups as listed and spread evenly over meat. DO NOT STIR. Turn slow cooker to HIGH and cook just long enough for ingredients to get hot.
*Change heat setting to LOW, cover and cook for 7 to 8 hours. Serves 4-6.

I adjusted to what I had on hand:
*I browned the stew meat before putting in the crock pot.
*I used a package of dry onion soup mix and mixed with water per instructions on soup mix box.
*1 can of vegetable broth.
*1 cup of water, I should have used two to make more gravy.
*1/4 cup of water with 2TB of flour to thicken gravy.
*I used the bag of frozen veggies.
*I added five cut up potatoes.
*I put the crock pot on low 8-10hrs overnight.

It was tasty especially browning the meat first, I had never tried that before... Next time I will add more water and more veggies like carrots...

Happy Journaling...


a corgi said...

yum! thanks for posting your recipe Linda! I'm printing it out as we speak!

thanks for sharing it :)


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe. I've made beef and noodles using stew meat and onion soup mix and mushroom soup mix and enough water to cover all (3 hours on high)and haven't browned the meat ahead of time and it makes the tenderest beef I've ever had. So I bet your stew would be fine if you didn't do that. On my beef recipe: after the beef and soup mixture cooks, you add cooked noodles stir and let set for about 20 mins on Low. I love crockpots so I was glad to see your recipe today.

sheri said...

Oh that sounds soooo good. I am going to print it out. With my hours being so erratic sometimes, I need to make more slow cooker dinners..Makes life so much easier.

Tina said...

I was looking at my blog (not updated for quite awhile now) and the words Comfort Stew caught my eye. Now THAT is something I could use.

This recipe sounds wonderful, and I will be trying it for sure....

Gayla said...

This sounds so yummy! And easy too. You know what a great cook I am and all--ya' right! LOL I'm definitely saving this recipe.
Huggers, Gayla

PS: Here is my updated blog address: http://unfussyliving.blogspot.com/

Cherie said...

love the fruits! mine's up, too, though i'm late!