Thursday, April 7, 2011

THROW BACK THURDAY RECIPE

I was out of commission most of winter and really missed the soups and stew season.  Luckily in Utah winter and spring dance together, each taking a turn at leading.  Flowers popping up in Feb./March, and snow in May.

I got a form of this stew recipe over 25 years ago from Margie.  I have adapted and adapted it through the years.  This is where I ended up about 10 years ago.  A basic , easy and tasty stew that all of my family loves.  (I cut onions large so they can be "picked out".)

Easy Crock Pot Stew
from Margie N.

stew meat - 1-2 pounds, I like to brown mine in a skillet before putting it in crock pot

Mix all the rest in a sprayed crock pot (I like a bigger amount, but I put the smaller amount in ()
2 cans tomato soup (1 can)
3 packages DRY beef gravy (2 packages)
2 tea. beef base (or 2 beef bouillon cubes)  (1 tea. or cube)
2 1/2 cups water (1 1/2 cups water)
6-8 cups vegetables - I used 4 cups cubed potatoes, 2 cups carrots, 1 onion-cut large (3-4 cups)
browned meat

Cook all day on low (8 hours)  and on high for the last 1/2 hour to hour.

Sometimes I make dumplings.  Sometimes pot bread, biscuits, corn bread...  I saw a recipe for cream biscuits in "Relish" and decided to try them since I had everything.  I did add 1 table. sugar. 
The texture and flavour were amazing (really good).  I was disappointed in the self rising flour.  They were not as high as I hoped and thought they would be.  I also think they needed more moisture. 

CREAM BISCUITS
adapted from RELISH

2 cups self rising flour
1 1/2 cups cream
1 table. sugar

Stir just until blended.  Lightly knead on floured board.  Biscuits will become tougher the more they are worked with.Pat or roll to about 3/4 in. thickness.  Cut into biscuit rounds and place close together in greased baking dish or sheet.
Bake at 450* for about 10 mins.
Makes about 12.

(I turned the bread green for St. Patrick's Day)
I am fast approaching my 200th POST.  What shall we do to celebrate it?  Any ideas?

4 comments:

Zion And Missy said...

You need to explain the green bread. Not moldy....is it? That stew looks great, this is Sunday night's dinner, thanks for the post.
Great idea for a giveaway. Maybe your talented daughters could do a giveaway for some of their awesome items in their store? http://bitsandpieces10.blogspot.com
Just a thought.

michelle's 10 things said...

Nope ;) Just green food colouring in the bread, with our "Irish Stew". I WAS planning on a Give A Way from Bits and Pieces. They have a new Rapunzel Princess clippie. Also, I will be posting some pasta recipes, too.

Lindsay Quinney said...

I love stew and it is such a stew day outside! Melissa we are planning on doing a giveaway! We will be posting it in the next few days!

Emily said...

Growing up this was always one of my favorite recipes. But now that I don't like potatoes I can't eat it anymore... :(

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