Over the past few weeks, I have been trying to find more and more Crock-Pot recipes so that cooking in this summer heat seems bearable. Most Crock-Pot recipes are so ridiculously easy and only require a few steps. Now, that is mine kind of cooking….just throw ingredients into a slow cooker and BAM, it does all the magic for you. You don’t even need to thaw the meat, brown the meat or keep adjusting the stove to make sure the temperature is right. This little wonder does it all for you.
The Process (I adapted it from the recipe above):
Gather the following ingredients:
I did not add the **ingredients but added them in case you wanted to include them!
2 to 3 lbs. beef stew meat (or a 3 lb. chuck roast, cubed)
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 tsp. salt (added more once the mixture was cooked)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 T. Worcestershire sauce (I love this addition and the favor it brings so I added 2 T.)
**1 T. ketchup**
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
**1/3 cup all-purpose flour**
**6-7 T. water**
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup fat free sour cream (I ended up adding 1 cup)
I placed the beef, onion, mushrooms, salt, and pepper in a slow cooker. Then added the mixture of beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic salt.
I let the mixture cook for 4.5 hours on high. Make sure you keep stirring the mixture after about 4 hours to reduce sticking and burning on the sides. You could also try straying the crock pot before cooking with cooking spray.
After 4.5 hours, added in the 1 cup of reduced fat sour cream and let cook for 30 minutes. I didn’t need the flour and water mixture because the sour cream thickened up the sauce perfectly!
Served with fresh french cut beans, egg noodles and asiago and garlic bread. YUM YUM YUM!
This recipe is definitely getting added to our family menu!
Feel free to serve this with potatoes instead of egg noodles and don’t be afraid to play around with recipes you might find on the internet. I did that with this one and it turned out delicious. Get creative with your regular recipes, they may just surprise you.
Happy Cooking :)