Easy Crock Pot Beef Stew
Frankly, if you put it into a crock pot, almost no matter what it is, you can be pretty assured of excellent results, and that is most certainly the case with this easy crock pot beef stew recipe. Stew is particularly conducive to this method of cooking, likely because any stew tastes better when you throw pretty much anything you have in the fridge into a pot, and then allow it to ‘stew.’ Does the name of the dish not pretty much tell it all? So this particular crock pot beef stew is really no exception to the rule. A dinner made in a crock pot is going to be sumptuous, flavorful and easy to make and so is this crock pot beef stew recipe.
This beef stew recipe follows the usual standards to make a really great stew (even if you do have the help of a crock pot, there are some steps and methods that will make an even better result). Begin the crock pot stew recipe by first patting the beef dry that you are planning to use for this dish. If you do not dry the meat first, it will not brown well, or possibly not at all. Patting the meat dry is an important step to get beautifully browned meat. Brown the meat in hot oil, and only briefly, just enough to brown all sides of the meat. After that, you just toss all the veggies in, and you are pretty much done.
Beef is one of the main ingredients in this recipe. To get the highest nutrient content from beef, it is helpful to choose beef that is from a grass fed cow raised without antibiotics and growth hormones. The differences you will find how cattle are raised from farm to farm is really quite astounding, and if you ever watch documentaries like Food Inc. you will be more interested in where you beef is coming from. Good quality beef can provide you will high protein and also some important micro nutrients like selenium, iron vitamin B12 and zinc.
There are quite a few ingredients in this stew, but do not get nervous about making it. As the stew recipe title says, this is an easy beef crock pot recipe, and that is indeed, the truth. There are a lot of things that go in the stew, but it is a simple and easy, and a straightforward beef stew recipe. Just follow the instructions on the site, look carefully at the photos and it will come together wonderfully well. Plus, you let it cook for the entire day, so the smells of the meat and veggies cooking will be torturous, in the best of ways, for the entire day. The entire family will be lined up for their bowl of stew (and serve it in bowls with hunks of heavily buttered bread).
This is a fabulous, easy crock pot beef stew recipe. It is not difficult to make, even if you did not use a crock pot to do so. When I was a kid, my mom would make this same stew, using our big cooking pot. She would prepare and brown the meat, put it all into the pot, and let it cook all day. We all loved stew day.
Nutrition Facts for: Easy Crock Pot Beef Stew from Gonna Want Seconds
Ingredients: All purpose flour, boneless beef chuck roast, vegetable oil, water, beef bullion cubes, condensed tomato soup, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, black pepper, onions, russet potatoes, carrots, celery, mushrooms, peas.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 559, Calories from Fat 158, Total Fat 17.5g 27%, Saturated Fat 5.6g 28%, Cholesterol 169mg 56%, Sodium 650mg 27%, Potassium 1538mg 44%, Carbohydrates 36.5g 12%, Dietary Fiber 6.7g 27%, Sugars 10.1g, Protein 63.3g, Vitamin A 115%, Vitamin C 60%, Calcium 8%,Iron 224%
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