Brr…. I’m over this cold weather. Cooking is my favorite hobby but something about the cold just makes me want to lay on the couch with a blanket! Today was one of those days. I wasn’t feeling like making a huge dinner so instead I decided to throw this stew in the crockpot. That way, when I got home tonight, it was cooked, warm and ready to eat! I did throw in some cornbread to go along with it though. This recipe is super simple and yet very tasty. Taking a few frozen veggies makes it even quicker but still healthy. This serves about 6 but can easily be increased to serve more.
4-5 oz round beef steak, diced (whatever cut you like, but don’t get crazy, the cheap cuts are fine!)
1 12oz bag of frozen mixed veggies (or you can cut your own fresh veggies)
1 15oz can of diced tomatoes (juice included – fresh will also work)
2 cups beef broth
1 cup russet or red potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 bay leaves (or 1 tsp bay leaf flakes)
- Okay, here’s the best part: throw all of the ingredients into a crockpot.
- Give the mix a good stir.
- Set your crockpot on Low – cook for about 8 hours.
- Go to work/school/wherever and come home to a homestyle, comforting beef stew!