I should just start calling Tuesdays Manly Meal Tuesday’s. I made this yesterday for dinner in the crock since I’ve got class until late every Tuesday evening. It keeps Evan happy so that makes me happy 🙂 This is a great cooler weather stew that goes great with some homemade cornbread! The best thing about it… when you get home from work all you have to do is eat and enjoy!
Prep: 20 min
Cook Time: Low 8-10 hrs, High 4-5 hrs (I prefer low).
- 1.5 lbs stew meat, try to get a quality grass fed organic beef of possible
- 1/2 C. Flour
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 3 C. Beef Broth ( I like Kitchen Basics)
- 1TBS Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 C. Red Wine
- 1 tsp. Paprika
- 2-3 Bay Leaves
- 1 TBS ZestyBeanDog Fine Herb Blend
- 2-3 Cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 Large onion, chopped fine
- 3 C. Carrots, chopped or cubed
- 4 Celery stalks, chopped
- 3 White potatoes, cubed (you can use Russet but I like these).
- Place cubed meat in a large plastic bag or bowl. Combine 1/2 cup flour (you will need it to cover your meat) with 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1 teaspoon pepper; pour into the bag or bowl with the meat, then shake to coat. Then heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add stew meat, and cook until evenly browned on the outside, you want to sear the meat. It takes a few minutes. Remove your stew meat & place into the crockpot.
- Take your finely diced onion and garlic and put it in the same skillet, with 1 tablespoon butter, and cook so your onions are translucent and softened. Then add in your red wine to make sure all the good bits are lifted off the skillet & pour the contents of the skillet into the crockpot. It’s important to get all the good bits from the meat and the onions of the bottom of the pan, so you don’t lose the flavor.
- Now add the rest: ZBD fine herb blend, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth, carrots, celery, and potatoes.
- Cook for about 8-10 hours on low or 4-5 on high. If you would like it to thicken up a bit cook the last hour with the lid off the crock, or you can add a little bit of flour… Enjoy!