Classic Slow Cooked Beef Stew
Colder temperatures and a classic slow cooked beef stew just seem to go hand in hand. Just like a familiar pair of warm mittens keep your hands toasty, a hot beef stew warms and fills the belly.
This hearty beef stew features plenty of delicious, garden herbs and vegetables, so it’s a great way to enjoy those savory treasures from your own garden or the local farmers’ market. This satisfying dish can be served on its own or paired with your favorite salad for a more well-rounded meal. Either way, this recipe will feed a crowd – or leave plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day.
But as always, here at Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs, we look for ways to EMPOWER you towards a HOPE and a FUTURE.
So, for this recipe, we have simplified the cooking process so that you won’t be tied to your stove for hours while this cooks to perfection. Rather, this recipe although started in the frying pan, will be finished off in your slow cooker.
This way you can go out and enjoy the snow with your kids, or get some early Christmas shopping done. Either way, let the slow cooker do the hard work, freeing you up for the more important things in life.
Fresh Or Dried Herbs
You can choose to use fresh herbs in this recipe if you prefer, just increase the quantities by double. However, if, like me, you have a spice cupboard overflowing with spice jars, don’t be afraid to use those instead. Just use the listed measured quantities below.
Remember when using fresh herbs you need a larger quantity than when you use dried herbs and spices.
Do you even know what you have in your spice cupboard? Well, with the colder weather coming upon us, now might be the time to plan some indoor activities over the winter months. One such activity might be for you to do a Pantry Challenge.
We have one here that is the Pantry Challenge for Beginners. So, if you’ve never really done a Pantry Challenge before, this would be a great place to start. I have broken it down into bite sized manageable projects. This way, you clean and sort a bit every day in your kitchen, but still have plenty of time for your other responsibilities. So, go to the Pantry Challenge for Beginners to get started.
In the meantime, give this Classic Slow Cooked Beef Stew a try in your slow cooker today.