Happy tasty Tuesday everybody! It’s that time of year when we get to eat tons of delicious comfort food without all of the guilt. Some of my favorite fall comfort foods are hot, yummy, soups. Everybody loves a good soup and I’ve posted quite a few soup recipes on here. The last few days have been cool and rainy here in Montana, which has had me daydreaming about delicious soups for dinner.Read More
It is that time of year for deliciously warm comfort foods to stick to our bones and keep us warm. This is one of the many reasons why I love this season. Today I am sharing my own yummy crock pot beef stew recipe with all of you. It takes a little bit of preparation, but I promise it is worth it!
You will need:
2 lbs. beef stew meat
6-7 red potatoes
1 whole onion
1/2 lbs. baby carrots
2 packs beef stock flavor
2 beef bouillon cubes
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 Worcestershire sauce
6 cups water
2 bay leaves
Stew Beef Flour seasoning:
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp. seasoned salt
1 Tbsp. Adobo
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1) Combine all of your stew beef flour seasoning in a large Ziploc bag and shake to mix together. Add your two pounds of stew beef to the bag and shake until the beef stew pieces are generously coated. Heat your first tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat and wait for the oil to get hot. Add half of your beef stew meat to the pan (or however much will NOT overcrowd the pan) and brown on all sides. Repeat until all of the beef is browned and place your browned stew beef at the bottom of the crock pot.
2) In the same pot, saute your onions and place them on top of the browned beef stew meat.
3) Cut your potatoes into quarters and place them on top of the beef and onions in the crock pot. Layer your carrots on top of the potatoes
4) In the same pot you used to brown you meat and saute your onions; on medium high heat combine the: water, Worcestershire sauce, beef flavored packs, and beef bouillon cubes until it all melts together. Once it has all melted pour it over all of the ingredients in the crock pot.
5) Add your bay leaves to the top and set your crock pot on high. Let your stew cook for at least 8 hours.
Enjoy your meal! 🙂
It’s that time of year where we are all drinking and eating more soups and hot chocolate to attempt to stay warm in the bitter cold. About a year and a half ago I discovered (a.k.a I craved hot chocolate so I searched for a recipe) the greatest hot chocolate recipe on #Pinterest. It is called the “Polar Express Creamy Crock-pot Hot Chocolate”. However, it could be made on the stove, on low heat, if watched carefully. I have added a few extra ingredients, and modified a few measurements to get it to the perfect taste for my family. I will post the original recipe, with the original measurements, in addition to any adjustments I have made to my version of the recipe.
You will need:
1.5 cups heavy cream
1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
2 cups milk chocolate chips
6 cups of milk [I add 8-9 cups of milk]
1 tsp vanilla extract [I use 2 tsp of vanilla]
[I also add a few sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg for extra yummy taste]
Add all of the ingredients to the crock-pot (or large pot) and let it cook on low for about 45 minutes to an hour. Stir the ingredients after the 45 minutes to an hour are up, and see if the milk chocolate pieces have all melted. If not, let it cook for about 20-30 more minutes (or until all melted), stirring occasionally. Once all ingredients have combined properly you can heat it to your temperature of choice and ENJOY! 🙂