Soccer season is upon us which means three kids have practices after school (Wed, Thurs, Friday), and Saturday morning is filled with three different games. This makes meal planning and preparing a challenge sometimes…. especially when I attend Jeremy’s practices from 4:30-5:30. I’m not super keen on crock pot meals in general, but I found a great beef stew recipe which is simple and tasty (and the kids like!) I have a feeling it will be used several times this fall.
Here’s the recipe:
1 1/2 lb beef roast, cut in small cubes (I used chuck beef cubes because they are less lean and stay moist and tender)
3 cups sliced carrots
3 cups diced potatoes
1 large yellow onion sliced/chopped
3 teaspoon quick-cooking tapioca (found in the baking aisle of your grocery store)
1/2 – 1 tsp pepper
(2) 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cup beef broth (you can use water but then add 1-2 tsp salt to the stew)
2 tbsp brown sugar
Combine beef and vegetables in slow cooker. Sprinkle with tapioca, salt (if you’re not using beef broth) and pepper. Combine tomato sauce and broth. Pour over ingredients in slow cooker. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover and cook on low for 8 hrs, or high for 4 hrs. Serves about 6 adults.
What are your favorite crock pot/prepare-ahead meals?