This crock pot beef stew is the perfect comfort food on a cold day. Just add some cornbread muffins for a meal.1 to 1 1/2 pounds of lean beef, chuck or stew meat, cut in bite-sized pieces 1/2 cup flour 3 tablespoons cooking oil or bacon drippings 3 or 4 carrots, cut in pieces 4 or 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks 3 stalks of celery, cut in inch sized pieces 1 medium onion, peeled and cut in pieces 1 cup frozen peas, Optional 4 cups hot water 4 beef bullion cubes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Pinch of cayenne Few drops of hot sauce, Optional 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 2 bay leaves Dredge the stew meat in the flour and brown in oil on top of the stove. (Keep any leftover flour to thicken stew, if needed) Add meat to crock pot along with carrots, potatoes, celery, onion, and peas. In a bowl add the bullion cubes to the hot water and let dissolve.(You could use two 14 ounce cans of beef broth instead of the water and bullion cubes) Next, add the salt, pepper, cayenne, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and mushroom soup to your liquid bullion and mix well with a wire whisk. Pour over meat and vegetables in the crock pot, add bay leaves and cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours or until vegetables are done. (If you want a thicker gravy remove some of the liquid about 25 minutes before serving, add a couple tablespoons of the leftover flour from dredging the meat and return to crock pot to thicken the gravy). Remove bay leaves. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Enjoy! Click to follow The Southern Lady Cooks on Facebook.
This is my favorite chili recipe. I could make myself sick on this dish with a little sour cream or shredded cheese on top. I have to make some cornbread muffins to go along with the chili, too.1 1/2 – 2 pounds stew meat, cut in bite size pieces 2 tablespoons bacon drippings or cooking oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 (10 ounce) can tomatoes with green chilis 2 (1 pound) cans beans (can use chili beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, red beans or even dried beans that are cooked) 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1/2 cup water 1 package Lipton onion soup mix 1 teaspoon cumin (can use more) 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder, more or less 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon salt Pinch cayenne or a few drops hot sauce, Optional Shredded cheese or sour cream for topping, Optional Cut stew meat in bite-sized pieces and brown in bacon drippings or oil on top of the stove. Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add stew meat to crock pot and pour remaining ingredients over the meat. Cook on low for 7 hours or high about 4 hours. Makes a three quart crock pot full. Enjoy! Click to follow The Southern Lady Cooks on Facebook.
cornbread muffins, quick peppery cheese bread, or sourdough bread. Makes about 3 quarts of soup. Enjoy!
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