Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Slow Cooking Thursday

It's so cold here in Michigan! I think soups and stews are perfect for that kind of weather, so I'm sharing a stew recipe with you today.

Busy Day Beef Stew
1 boneless beef roast (1 -1 1/2 pounds)
1 envelope onion soup mix
2 teaspoons browning sauce, optional
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
6 cups water
2 cups cubed peeled potatoes (1/2 " pieces)
6-8 medium carrots, cut into chunks
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
5 tablespoons cornstarch
6 tablespoons cold water

Place roast in slow cooker, sprinkle with soup mix, browning sauce, salt and pepper. Pour water over meat. Cover and cook for 8 hours on low.
Remove roast to cutting board; let stand for 5 minutes. Add vegetables to slow cooker. Cube beef and return to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours until vegetables are tender. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into stew. Cover and cook on high for 45 minutes or until thickened.
Yield: 8 - 10 servings

For more slow cooking recipes, stop over at Sandra's blog; Diary of a SAHM.

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Heather C said...

Sounds perfect for a cold New England evening! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oh I may have to try this soon, thanks for sharing it:) Stay warm.

Jenny said...

Tasty! I'll bet that smells so wonderful while cooking! It's actually getting "cold" here in SC now, so I may have to try that recipe!

Mike Golch said...

sounds great for a cold day where ever you are.

Justabeachkat said...

Brrrrr...I'm still so cold. A hot bowl of stew or soup is just what I need. Thanks for the recipe. I've never heard of browning sauce though. Where do you get it?


Mary said...


This sounds delicious. I always enjoy your slow cooking Thursdays. Such great recipes and they're so easy to make in the crockpot.

Hope all is well. Stay warm and safe.

Jen said...

This is perfect for our below zero weather we are having here in western NY! I'm going to try this!

Cheri said...

I've been making lots of soup lately. There's nothing better on a cold day!

Cherdecor said...

Waiting 10 hours to be able to taste this wonderful beef stew would KILL me! I absolutely LOVE Beef Stew. I remember my mother having it in the oven on Mondays. (her wash day!) The aroma alone was simply to die for. It sounds wonderful!

Cherdecor said...

Oh, oh, oh, CORNSTARCH instead of flour! I can eat this one! Hurrah!

Pug1 said...

Beef stew is soooo yummy with some crusty bread! BTW, It's freezing here too in Chicagoland! CHEERS! Michele

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Oh I'm sorry, I think I got a little drool on this post! ;) Num-A-Nums! This sounds perfect, now I need to pick up a roast and make this recipe...:)

photomama said...

I love your slow cooking recipes, I have tried a few and want to try a few more.

AlaneM said...

Yummo - that sounds delish!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I love this one and bookmarking it...

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Anonymous said...

looks yummy.. thanks for sharing!


Shell in your Pocket said...

OH..that sounds yummy!

I love Sandra's blog..don't you???
-sandy toe

Kim said...

That sounds yummy and it's hotter 'n blazes here :-) But yeah, I'm hearing from all my Indiana and Michigan buddies about the arctic blast and piles of snow. Not missin' it!

Sandra said...

That sounds SO good Mari, Yum!

Rebekah said...

I fixed this for dinner last night. Then made a pot of vegetable beef soup with the left overs. Yumm Eee

Tami Vroma said...

Mari - I think you will be my friend forever. I love slow cooker meals. In my world, no one wants to see a house during the day . . . . everyone want to look at night . . .when I'm suppose to be cooking dinner for my family!! This will work!! Thank you so much!

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