Monday, January 23, 2012

| Recipe Card | Crock-Pot Beef Stew & Baking Soda Biscuits

This past weekend was a bit of a slower one around our place...the kids have all had their turns being sick; the past few days its been our turn. So much so that hubs was home early on Friday and in bed before the kids....this is NOT a normal thing for my hubs.

Yesterday was my turn, I felt beyond ill when we got home from church, so hubs and the girls played Wii and Little Boy Baker and I napped...I knew it was my only chance to rest before Monday greeted us again and the week was in full gear.

I've been on a "use up the stuff in the deep freeze" kind'a kick. Part of getting the home refreshed and reset at the beginning of the New Year.

I'm sure I'm not the only one...but it's amazing how much you can accumulate in the freezer and the pantry.  The deep freeze can become an abyss in no its great to be able to see the bottom ;-)

Crock pot beef stew has got to be one of the easiest and cheapest dinners to throw together, and, if you have stuff in your freezer and fridge that needs to be used up, its a great way to do just that!

I apologize for not having pics of the the assembly of the stew....hubs did it for me :-)

Crock-Pot Beef Stew

2 lbs stew meat (1" cubes) {this time we used up some flat steaks that had been in the freezer}

1/4 C. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. beef broth
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic or chopped onion
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. paprika
4 sliced carrots {no need to peel, just give them a good wash}
3 diced potatoes
1 stalk celery - diced

1. Put meat in the crock-pot
2. Mix flour, salt, pepper and paprika and add to meat - stir to cover
3. Add remaining ingredients and stir
4. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or high for 4-6 hours
5. Stir well before serving

*you could easily experiment with adding different winter vegetables or adding tomatoes to make the stew more tomato based - possibilities are endless*

Serve with warm baking soda biscuits.

Baking Soda Biscuits

1 1/2 C. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 C. shortening (or butter)
2/3 C. milk
Bake at 450* for 8-10 minutes

Combine flour, baking power & salt.

Cut in shortening or butter. I used a pastry cutter but a fork works great.

Stir in milk until just combined. Don't over mix or you'll get tough biscuits!

Gently kneed on floured surface.

Roll out to 3/4" thick and cut into circles.

Bake at 450* for 8-10 minutes.


Serve with piping hot stew or soup.  YUM.

Wishing you a wonderful Monday!

1 comment:

Shawna said...

I LOVE baking powder biscuits -yummo! Hope everyone is feeling better now!