I use the crock pot at least two-three times a week. We rarely go out to eat, since we find it is so much cheaper to stay at home, and we usually like what we cook better! Therefore, the crock pot helps us to have delicious home cooked meals at a reasonable hour (since I get home with the kids around 5:30-6).
One of my favorite winter crock pot meals in the winter is beef stew. This recipe is a blend of a few that I have found, and it is very flexible. Add a little more of one ingredient, a little less of something else, it’s all good.
Here are the basics:
- 1 cup of red wine (I use a merlot)
- 3 cans cream of celery or mushroom soup
- 2/3 box of beef broth
- 2 cans diced tomatoes
- 4-5 potatoes (peeled and diced)
- 1 onion (diced)
- Bag of mixed veges
- 1 lb stew meat (frozen or thawed)
Mix everything together in the crock pot and let cook all day! We usually eat it with warm bread or biscuits.