Beef Stew is a classic meal in the Fall and Winter. Making it in the crockpot saves time and allows the whole house to smell as delicious as your meal is going to taste. This recipe has several options on how to prepare it. Check out how you can pull this meal from your freezer to the crockpot to your dinner table with ease.
- 2 pounds beef stew meat or deer meat
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cups beef stock
- 1 ½ c tomato juice
- 4 cloves garlic diced
- 1 pound carrots
- 1 bunch celery chopped
- sea salt and pepper to taste
To make this meal right away, add the stew meat into your crockpot first. Add the rest of the ingredients. Don't forget to add 3-4 sweet potatoes, cubed (optional) if you want at this time too. Cook on low 8-9 hours. Enjoy how awesome this meal is.
To prepare this meal ahead of time add all ingredients to a ziplock bag or freezer container. Write on bag: "Add 3-4 sweet potatoes, cubed (optional) and cook on low 8-9 hours". Now your bag is ready to be frozen. The day before you're going to cook this meal, it works easiest if you thaw the meal in the bag the night before. Then the meal quickly slides out of the Ziplock bag into your slow cooker. What happens if you forget to thaw it the night before? No worries. It'll take a bit of doing but work the Ziplock bag from your frozen meal. Once you're sure the entire bag is off the frozen chunk that will be your meal, add it to the crockpot. Cook on low 8- 9 hours. No one will ever know your secret.
Happy CrockTober Fest,