Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dumb Luck Beef Stew - by Me

Because the weather is changing at least for those of us in Eastern Standard Time, sorry Arizona friends. (Y'all just need to visit and come eat my stew and see the colors!)


because I'm sitting in my bed, worn slap out with nothing but my mind willing to work right now, I thought I'd share a recipe with you.

When we lived in Arizona, it became pretty much a house rule that the oven was only used 
4-5 months out of the year. (Thank you to my friend Jamiee for saving me with this little rule...only crazy people use their ovens in AZ in the summer!)

So, I got pretty good at cooking with my crock pot. Yet, I didn't like a lot of the recipes I found in  slow cooker cookbooks because so many of them called for canned soups. (The sodium is through the roof in those soups!)

A little of a rant about them here...for a while Shane was taking canned soup to work every day for lunch. During that time he went to the Dr. for something, and they told him his BP was through the roof!

We discovered how much sodium he was taking in every day through those soups, changed his lunches immediately, and his BP was back to normal by his next Dr.'s visit.

All that being said, I'm sure there is some sodium in these now I look like a hypocrite. ;)

Enough already....

Here's the recipe, just as I typed it into my computer after creating it 6 months ago.
I now find it funny that I put all the commentary into the recipe. 
(But hey, I get my humor...even if no one else does.)

Maybe I was planning on sharing it with you way back then. Who knows? Whatever the case, I hope you enjoy it as much as Shane did.

If you make it, you don't have to credit me with having created the recipe, but this one thing I do simply cannot change the name!   :)

Dumb Luck Beef Stew
by Me

Place all into Crock Pot and cook on high for 6 hours or so.

1 London Beef Broil Steak – approx. 1 pound (I cooked from frozen, if defrosted, cook only 3 hours)
1 can Muir Glen Tomatoes – the big can
1 can Muir Glen Fire Roasted tomatoes with green chilies
1 can Kidney Beans
Corn – I used frozen from a bag, and just dumped some in

Top with Mozzarella Cheese and serve to your appreciative and big strong man after he’s been working his heart out! 

I made this when we were moving to Chattanooga from Phoenix and was just trying to use up what I had in my pantry and freezer. Shane loved it. He rated it a 10.

(He might just be hungry and tired, but I’m going with it!)

On a normal day, I’d bake some homemade bread and make the happy man a salad with it too.


Laura said...

Hey friend. Love that you found something easy that your family likes. I've got some crockpot recipes on my blog you should try... they're good (if I do say so myself). :)

Love you bunches.

Jes said...

Hi Sweetie,

So good to see you here!

I was on your blog last night, salivating over all of the pictures!

Is there a way to search on your blog by "crock pot" ?

Love you bunches more!

Laura said...

Yes you can search by "tag" on the far right column, keep scrolling until you reach the "labels" section and there is one titled Crock Pot.

I've given up facebook for awhile (somewhat long in coming) and so I should have more time to cook and post recipes. I miss it. :)