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Here is one I just need to change a bit to make it crock pot friendly. Not ingredient changes, just directions. I'll post it the proper way but if you know your crockpot you will know what to do. I don't know how the dumplings would work. When I have seconda for a seperate day, I would add them then. You may need etra liquid for second's. I usally do
Beef Stew and Dumplings (courtesy of Mom – Noreen Snively)
1 lb stewing beef
Flour for dredging
2 tbsp oil
3 cups water and 1 can of tomato soup, low sodium if possible
¼ cup of red wine or a few dashes Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
2 carrots, sliced
2 – 3 stalks of celery diced coarsely
3 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
Dredge meat with flour, shake off excess
Brown in oil in a large pot.
Add soup, water, salt and pepper,
Cook over medium low heat 2-2 ½ hours (until the beef is tender)
Add vegetables and cook for ½ hour
1 cup four
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Mix the dry ingredients together
Mix together ½ cup milk, 2 tbsp oil
Combine with dry ingredients.
With a tbsp divide into 4 – 6 mounds, add to stew and cook covered for 15 minutes (do not open lid in the interim)
great idea. why did I not think of it?
Jenny that sounds SOOO good. My husband would hate it, he's weird, doesn't like veggies, beans, potatoes, only meat, cheese and rice. But, football season is getting ready to start, I will definitely have to make this.
I love the idea of cooking overnight to take for lunch the next day!
My favorite fast recipe - just dump into the crockpot (okay - that's assuming you have cooked ground beef in the freezer or some sort of leftover meat to use instead!) and run out the door. This would be great to take along for sports practice/games/whatever.
Santa Fe Stew
2 lbs browned, drained ground beef
3 cans hominy (white or yellow)
2 cans Ranch Style Beans (chile beans can be substituted if you gotta)
1 can stewed tomatoes (chopped)
1 cup chopped green chile ( I use canned for speed)
1/2 lb chopped Velveeta
Combine 1st 5 ingredients in crock pot and cook on low all day, approximately 8 hours. 1 hour before serving add cheese and stir several times throughout. Serve when cheese has melted. Serve this with hot tortillas or crackers or corn chips and a dollop of sour cream.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
- Benjamin Disraeli, British statesman
3. Do breakfast overnight to get out the door fast and with a healthy breakfast. We always eat breakfast and fast is necessary since none of my family likes to get up early.
I'll start a topic in the recipes area for breakfast recipes in the crockpot - be sure to post your favorite breakfast for us!
2. Crockpot the meal overnight. Fill thermos for lunch box, freeze part for a later meal.
Tips to move it -
1. Start crockpot in the a.m. - grab it in the evening as you grab the kids and sport equipment, place crockpot in box or plastic crate, pad with blanket or newspaper. Serve each family member as their time permits.
I have 2 kids and am a single parent. We've used this concept with multiple scout meetings, soccer, dance, etc. One kid works on school work and visits with me while eating and the other kid is in activity - then we swap out for the other kid. Sometimes we ate at the lake or park for a warm fall picnic!
We've got a list of monthly themes for you all - so stay posted!
This month we and/or family members are back-to-school, sports and busy-busy!
Post your fastest slow-cooking tip and recipe so we can all save time.