Thursday, September 18, 2008

Slow Cooker Spicy Beef Stew



On a cool fall evening this will warm your heart and soul!

I had some wonderful organic beef that was about to expire and didn't have the time to let it stew the conventional way, so I tossed it in the Crock pot in the morning and at the end of a long day the kids and I walked in to a wonderful smelling home and an MRE!



You may want to omit the rice and serve with Katie's Easy Cheesy Beer Bread!



Ingredients:

2 lbs. cubed stewing beef (trimmed)
1 jar of your favorite salsa (approx. 16 oz)
1 28oz can of tomato sauce
2 cans of black beans, drained (approx. 16 oz)
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt
Garlic powder
Cilantro
1 or 2 limes cut into wedges
Brown rice



Directions:

In slow cooker place salsa, tomato sauce, beans and garlic
In a saute pan cook all meat until well browned and season, while cooking, with salt and garlic powder as needed.

When meat has cooked, drain and then add to slow cooker.
Cook in slow cooker for 8 - 10 hours.

Prior to serving cook brown rice (we prefer Uncle Ben's) and follow directions per box.

When the rice is cooked I add a handful of chopped fresh cilantro for a little extra flavoring.

Serve the beef and rice with a wedge of lime.

Serves 4 - 5 with leftovers.

2 comments:

April said...

This sounds so delicious!! I plan to give it a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Katie said...

Looks so good! I TOTALLY want to make beef stew. i've planned it for the weekend so hopefully the weather will cooperate. (Thanks for the shout out, mrs.fabulous!)