Recipes: Kristin’s Beef Stew

Ingredients:

Boneless Beef for Stew, 1 container (15 oz ea.)

4 Medium Red Potatoes

Whole Kernel Corn-  Canned, Fresh or Frozen (25-30 oz)

1 Bag of Organic Carrots (16oz)

Cut Green Beans – Canned, Fresh or Frozen (25-30 oz)

Diced Tomatoes- Canned or Fresh (16oz)

Beef Flavored Broth- Canned (16oz)

2-3 Cups of Water

1 Packet of Beef Stew Seasoning  or Make Your Own (below)

Directions:

Start by cooking the beef until nice and tender.  Mix in your seasoning and let it sit there while you’re getting everything else ready and soak in the seasoning.

Next, start to cut up your carrots and potatoes.  I personally peel the carrots but not the potatoes but you can do both or neither.  Carrots should be cut into circles and potatoes should be cut into 3/4″ cubes.  Then boil some water and add your carrots and potatoes to cook them about half way through.  (anytime I’ve left them raw they don’t seem to be quite done in time)

Eat Immediately:

Drain the carrots and potatoes.  Add in your corn, green beans, tomatoes, broth, and water.  Let the water and juices cook together for about 5-10 minutes.  Now add in your meat.

Let this cook for about 20-30 minutes, this way all the juices and flavors of all the ingredients can mix together.

Let sit for about 10 minutes.  Add salt & pepper to your liking, and enjoy!

Slow Cooking for Later:

Drain the carrots and potatoes.   Place them into your slow cooker.  Add in your corn, green beans, tomatoes, broth, and water.   Now add in your meat.  Place the slow cooker on a counter or table top.

Be sure to keep it away from fabrics, or anything that may be flammable especially if you plan on leaving it for a long time or if you’re not home!

Turn the temperature on depending on time that you will allow this to cook:

Low -24 hours              Medium- 12 hours             High- 6-8 hours

Make your own Beef Stew Seasoning

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons black pepper
2 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon celery seed
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 1/4 tablespoons paprika
2 1/4 tablespoons garlic powder
2 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Directions:

Measure all ingredients into a large Ziploc bag, shake well.  Use 2-3 tablespoons seasoning mix per 1 pound of meat.


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