Temperatures are dropping, I swear it was 80 degrees one day and two days later it was in the 60s. I don’t mind that as much when I can make some yummy comfort food and snuggle in with my husband to watch a movie!!! A hearty beef stew sounded perfect to me and better yet, I can make it in my BELOVED CROCK-POT. Well one of them anyway, I have three, I may have mentioned that before and I have put in a request for another one on my wish list for Christmas!!
Since the crock-pot such a lifesaver I was able to work on my list of a million and one things I had to get done before Thanksgiving!
After a long day of chores, this was such a treat! Served over white rice, this recipe got two thumbs way up from me!!
Crock Pot Beef Stew
- 2 pounds beef stew meat,
- cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- Season to taste with Salt & Pepper
- 2 clove garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups beef broth
- 4 potatoes, diced
- 5 carrots, sliced
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- optional if you like–
- 4 tablespoons tomato paste
- Place meat in slow cooker.
- In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt, and pepper; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture.
- Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and celery.
- Cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 6 hours.
Easy Apple Crisp
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of butter (usually equals 1 stick)
- 2-3 big apples (I used Granny Smith Apples, basically, they’re the best.)
- Ground cinnamon
- Peel your apples, and cut them into the bite size pieces. Layer them in a buttered casserole dish.
- Sprinkle cinnamon over them. Separately combine flour, brown sugar and butter in a small bowl.
- Cut in butter with pastry tool until well mixed. There will be little crumbies when you’re done. (I threw some more cinnamon in here too.)
- Pour dry mixture yumminess over the apples.
- Put in the oven at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until nice and golden brown.
- Let cool for as long as you can stand it (but not too long. It’s gotta be warm still!)
- Spoon a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and a small squirt of whipped cream and enjoy!