This is one of the easiest meals to make! The combination of really tender meat and a lot of great veggies makes this a very family-friendly one-dish meal.
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
1 1/2 lbs. stew meat, about 1 inch pieces
seasoning – Montreal Steak Seasoning, garlic salt, pepper, Tony Chachere’s … whatever you have around
1 can diced tomatoes (plain or seasoned)
4 red potatoes, 1 inch chunks
4 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, cut in large chunks
frozen peas (optional)
Place your meat in the bottom of your crock pot and season it very well with whatever you have on hand. I used a little bit of Montral Steak Seasoning and a lot of Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning. Make sure your meat is well coated with the seasoning. Add in one can of diced tomatoes – as they cook throughout the day they will completely break down and create a rich sauce for the stew. Add the remaining vegetables, stir and cook on low for about 7 hours. If you would like to add in frozen peas, add them in about 15 minutes before you plan to eat.
The vegetables for the stew are completely flexible. I use red potatoes because I am too lazy to peel them and I also often just throw in baby carrots to save time on peeling the big carrots – use whatever you have around! You could even use fresh summer veggies like squash and zucchini if you make this during the summer.