Saturday, September 11, 2010

Beef Stew

Its time to cook and freeze meals for the Baby Bugs up coming week and today I've decided to start some beef stew for him. Its really easy with the help of my little CrockPot!

Little head of Broccoli
2 Carrots
1 big potato
.5lb of beef stew chunks
1 can of cream of mushroom
1 Packet of Lipton powder onion soup mix
1 small onion

*all the above cost me about $10 and will make at least 4 meals for the Baby Bug

*All my veggies are fresh not frozen

*my CrockPot is a 1.5 liter baby CrockPot so portions are small and u can double the ingredients but no need to double the Lipton packet it will stretch for bigger stuff if u add a 1/4 Cup of Milk.

1. Peel and cut your potato into about 1/2 inch cubes then toss them in your CrockPot

2. Peel and cut your carrot into about 1/2 inch cubes then toss them into your CrockPot too

3. Cut your broccoli they way u like (I use tops and stems) and toss that into the CrockPot

4. Cut your onion in cubes or slices and toss all of it into the CrockPot

5. Toss your meat in the CrockPot

6.In a separate bowl mix you Lipton packet and Can of cream of mushroom together them pour the mixture on top of everything in that's in the CrockPot

7. Mix the ingredients in the CrockPot together-just to allow the liquid mixture to get everywhere

8. Turn your CrockPot on Low and leave it alone for 5-6 hours or until the meat is cooked and the veggies are soft to your liking

9. Enjoy!

I like this a lot b/c it takes all of 10 minutes to prep and u leave it alone all day to cook. It freezes well too. Everything in it get soft enough to mash together and the Baby Bug never knows he is eating a well balanced meal with all the veggies. You can get creative with it too and add veggies like Corn, Green Beans etc!

My Baby Bug is a meat and potatoes kind of man so this is always a hit when served in my house!
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