While watching something on TV a few months ago, I got the urge to dust my pink crock pot off and try a simple recipe – beef stew.
I cut up 3 carrots, 2 potatoes, 3 stalks of celery, a 1/2 of a small turnip and threw them all into my pot. To this I added 1 pack of stewing beef, 2 cups of water, 1 pk of clubhouse ‘slowcooker beef stew seasoning’ and set it on high.
In just an hour, I could start to smell my creation coming together, by 4 hours it was ready to be enjoyed.
The end result – a wicked dinner with very little work. My crock pot makes me look like a superstar!
The meat is SO tender and the veggies have amazing flavoring through them.
I have since tried chicken cacciatore, a pork roast, turkey soup and turkey chili. Everything always comes with lots of flavor and meat that is so tender, it makes me look like I know what I’m doing in the kitchen.
I highly recommend busy moms investing in one of these cookers for the winter.
TIP: If you have trouble with recipe ideas, the pre-packaged seasoning department at the grocery has a bunch of slow cooker packs with easy recipes on the back. You’ll find roast, ribs, pulled pork and stew recipes in this section.