Monday, September 21, 2009

Beef Stew in Bar-b-que

On a cold winters day, nothing taste better than Beef Stew...it's comfort food...it will warm you up inside and out...BUT...it can get to be same ol', same ol'...so why not change it up a bit...

Beef Stew in Bar-b-que

5 carrots cut into 1" pieces and peeled
6 red potatoes, quartered
1 large onion, peeled and cut into chunks
2 lb boneless stew meat
3/4 cup plain old original barbecue sauce, brand of your choice
1 regular can of peas (can use frozen peas if you want)
1 Tablespoon instant coffee, plain not flavored

Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Place the onions, carrots and potatoes into crockpot. Put meat on top of the vegeatables. Mix barbecue sauce and instant coffee together in small bowl and pour over meat. Cover and Cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours (HIGH 3-4 hours).

About a half hour before serving, pour the peas into the crock pot...stir to mix.

When you add your peas, if you feel your beef stew is a little 'thick' add a little hot water. Your crock pot will make condensation as it cooks your stew, so you it will be adding water as it cooks, but some people like their stews with a little more broth, so you can add the hot water close to the end of cooking.

TIP: You can add whatever vegetables you like to this beef stew...if you like green beans, corn, etc...add them...if they come from a can, add them in the last 30 minutes. If you are adding several canned vegetables, you might want to add them in the last hour to make sure they get heated all the way through.

Happy Slow Cooking! Enjoy and Hugs!


Here are more crockpot Beef Recipes from Hazel's crock pot kitchen...

1 comment:

Kim Kasch said...

Ohhhh I think you'll like my recipe for tomorrow 'course it's not a crock pot recipe but I'm just saying. . .