A Crock of Stew

As I shared this summer, I was not always a fan of crock pots. As a matter of fact, if someone had thrown mine away, I would have only missed it when I did my water cycles lesson at school (that’s a story for another blog). 
However, this summer, I started trying out a few recipes and ideas with the ol’ crock, and things were tasting pretty good! Friday I tried stew (I’m super picky about my stew) in the crock pot, and, while it’s not as good as my regular stew–and no where near as good T-Paw’s–it’ll work. 
Crock Pot Stew 
(Warning: This will not taste as good as homemade on the stove.) 
You will need:
1 pound steak or stew meat (cubed)
1 package baby carrots
1 onion (chopped)
4-5 potatoes (peeled & diced)
2 packages of beef stew seasoning (I prefer McCormick)
1 can diced tomatoes
  • Layer the meat, onions, carrots, and potatoes into the crock.
  • Cover with both packages of stew seasoning
  • Pour can of tomatoes over all (make sure to get liquid on all the seasoning)
  • Add just enough water to barely come to the top of the meat & veggies (I squish the meat & veggies down to avoid adding too much water; I like my stew to be pretty thick.)
  • Turn crock pot on low and leave to simmer 6-8 hours or until veggies are tender
I serve mine with cornbread–always. I can’t give you my cornbread recipe, though. It’s mine alone.

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