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)
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.
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)|