Post # 1
I can never remember when to put in the potatoes and when to put in the veggies so its always a hit or miss. The potatoes are either rock hard, mush, or just right… The veggies the same. Tonight DHs dad and brother are coming over for dinner and it’d be Nic if I could impress. I’m not the cook and since I will also be the cook for thanksgiving (oh that post is to come soon)I’d like to not scRe them away just yet.
the beef has been cooking on low since 7am (its noon) and they all be over at 6:30.. Darling Husband wants to have the stew over egg noodles.
we will be adding chuncks of potatoes with baby carrots, green beans, peas, corn and peas in it (what Darling Husband asked for)
so when do I add the ingredients?
I’m not a fan of the meal so idk what T do lol
any suggestions and do I make a side or is it good on its own?
Post # 2
Post # 3
I just made an awseome beef stew in the slow cooker last week. First I seared the beef cubes a few minutes on each side (having tossed them in flour, salt, & pepper), and then I threw them in the slow cooker with the liquid I was using (I did beef broth and tomato paste). After about an hour I added all the veggies and herbs (in my case: red onion, garlic, white potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, thyme, oregano, cayenne). I cooked it on low for another 12 hours os so. It turned out perfectly. The beef was really tender and the veggies were cooked but still firm.
I think it’s good on its own since it’s got beef and veggies all in one.
Post # 4
Mrslovebug: I’d throw in the potatoes and carrots six hours before you want to eat the stew, and the green beans peas and corn (assuming they are all either canned or frozen, I’m not sure about fresh) like 45 minutes before.
I would say make cornbread muffins as a side; they’d be delicious to mop up the stew with!
Post # 5
The recipe I use is from an America’s Test Kitchen slow cooker book, and it has you put everything in at the same time. You cook onions, tomato paste, flour, and some chicken broth on the stove, and then add that to the slow cooker along with the beef cubes, beef broth, red wine (my own addition), and herbs. You then toss your veggies with olive oil and salt/pepper (I use potatoes, parsnips, and carrots) and make a foil packet for them, which sits on top of the stew. I cook on low for 7-9 hours I think. If you want peas you do add those at the very end, but otherwise you just remove the foil packet carefully, add the veggies to the pot, and stir everything together! It comes out really well, especially the day after!
Now I want stew, lol!