Crock Pot Beef Stew

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Crock Pot Beef Stew is such a quick recipe, and one that can be as well balanced as you want to make it. It almost always includes great meat, and lots of veggies and a range of them, at that. This recipe gets some help from some pre-packaged ingredients that just make things come together a bit more quickly and easily, but the home made veggies and meat make this dinner a hit right out of the ball park every time. And cooking the whole thing in a crock pot (rather than in the oven, or on the stove top) means that you can just toss the ingredients in to the pot, and let it cook. Several hours later, after the scent has made every one in the house crazy, you can open the pot to a fabulous and tender stew.

This dish is one of the most traditional meals going. Its origin is not really known, and almost every culture has some type of stew or soup that combines its traditional meat with veggies. Originally, it may have been served in some kind of bread. Bits that spilled on the table may have been wiped right up with the bread so the eater got every bit of goodness out of this dish. Hopefully, you will use bowls! And your eaters can use chunks of bread to wipe the last bits of juice out. That also tells you just how good this stew tastes. Whether you use all your own seasonings or lean on some commercial ones, as here, the combination of meat, potatoes and carrots is a classic flavor that cannot be beat.

Enjoy this dish soon. Get the kids to help you make it, and don’t peel the skin from the potatoes. Not only will the skins add flavor, they add more nutrition. And that is just what you want when you serve up something like this to the family. Thanks to Life in the Lofthouse bloggers site for this tasty recipe.

Nutrition Facts for: The Perfect Crock Pot Beef Stew From Life In The Lofthouse
Ingredients: Dry onion soup mix, paprika, lean beef stew, potatoes, carrots, onion, cream of celery soup, ketchup.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 426, Calories from Fat 95, Total Fat 10.5g 16%, Saturated Fat 3.5g 17%, Cholesterol 109mg 36%, Sodium 1552mg 65%, Potassium 1389mg 40%, Carbohydrates 43.5g 15%, Dietary Fiber 5.5g 22%, Sugars 12.3g, Protein 39.1g, Vitamin A 149%, Vitamin C 58%, Calcium 7%,Iron 127%

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