Autumn is in the air even in the desert. Cooler evenings and mornings that stir up warmth in me and give me a desire for all things hearth and home. As we take out the throws and snuggle up on the sofa, making the evenings cozy, I take out my fall and winter recipes. Family favorites. Aromas of meat cooking and sauces bubbling fill the kitchen as hubby comes home from work. The warmth of those foods spread a joy and relaxation that is palpable. As the seasons change, so do the recipes. One of our family’s favorites is “Busy Day Beef Stew.” Hope it becomes one of your family’s favorites as well.
Crock Pot Beef Stew
3 lbs of already cut beef stew meat
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
sprinkle of celery seed
sprinkle of lemon pepper to taste
1 pkg. of Lipton Onion Soup mix
1/2 Cup of red wine
1 beef bouillon cube
Place the beef in the crock pot. Sprinkle on a little more than a teaspoonful of celery seed. Be generous. Then shake on the lemon pepper to your taste. Open the onion soup mix and stir in up in the package so that all of the ingredients are blended. Sprinkle it over the top. Pour in the wine.
The directions say to add the bouillon cube to 1 Cup of boiling water. Tonight I added the bouillon cube directly to the pot because there was some juice in there already from the meat defrosting. Adding the bouillon without the water made for a thicker gravy.
Pour in the cream of mushroom soup. Mix everything together.
Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 6 hours. Keep stirring throughout.
These ingredients look like the makings of a tasty stew, Janis! Thanks for sharing!
June~hope you enjoy the meal. Let me know how the family likes it!
Celery seed! That must be your secret ingredient? My kids love beef stew that looks like this. I’m totally making it. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
Ann~I guess we both have a secret ingredient in today’s recipes. How funny! Thanks for coming by.
Sounds yummy! I love crock pot meals–so easy and yet so tasty! Thanks!
Your welcome, Pam!
Thanks for stopping in.
Looks and sounds delicious! The crock pot is certainly a sanity saver for me on busy days! Just made spaghetti sauce and plan to make meatloaf too – feeding bigger crowds these days! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Carrie~Your welcome! Hope the family enjoys this as much as our family does.Thanks for stopping by.