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Slow Cooker Beef & Vegetable Stew

An easy recipe to get into the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a delicious dinner!

Here we are at the last Taste of Home Tuesday of January!  Am I the only one who thinks the month has gone by way too fast?  But we are one month closer to spring!

Although I am thankful I didn’t have to go through the blizzard that hit the US northeast this past weekend, I was a tiny bit jealous of the amount of snow they got.  I live in Canada for gawd sake!  I like our winter to have snow!  Thankfully we did manage to have cold enough temperatures and a few flurries for the Ice Wine Festival to have another successful year!

Since Sunday was going to be a very busy day I wanted to pop something into the slow cooker and have it ready for dinner time.  I picked this Slow Cooker Beef & Vegetable stew since I had everything on hand already, not to mention it looked pretty darn good.

We weren’t disappointed!  It was full of flavour and the beef was cooked to a tender perfection.  Big chunks of potato and baby carrots made it a real hearty meal.  I had picked up a fresh baked loaf bread from the market and spread a bit of sweet creamy butter on top.

The perfect Sunday dinner for a cold winter day!

Here are a few of my tips to make prep even easier:

  • use stewing beef that is already pre-cubed
  • I buy large bags of pre-chopped frozen onion
  • baby carrots are called for in this recipe, but using regular carrots thickly sliced would work just fine
  • use a better quality tomato soup for a richer flavour
  • when preparing the cornstarch thickener, use a jar with a tight fitting lid to shake up the cornstarch and water

A delicious slow cooker meal for a cold winter day

You can find the recipe for Slow Cooker Beef & Vegetable Stew at here at www.tasteofhome.com.   And while you are there, have a look around.  Maybe you have a tried and true recipe that you would like to submit.  You never know, it could end up in the pages of Taste of Home magazine!

Until next time….


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    1. Thank you! I went with the black because I love the contrast and it is more of a neutral background to the variety of colours in the Christmas cards!