Beef or Chicken Stew

Beef or chicken stew in a crock pot

Beef or Chicken Stew
Beef or Chicken Stew

PREP TIME

45

minutes

TOTAL TIME

345

minutes

SERVINGS

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8 - 10

PREP TIME

45

minutes

TOTAL TIME

345

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    lb steak, cubed or 2 chicken breasts

  • 1

    med onion diced

  • 8

    clove parts of garlic (or 2 heaping tablespoons minced)

  • 1/2

    lb carrots, sliced at an 1/4" angle

  • 3

    celery stalks, sliced

  • 3

    large white potatoes, cubed

  • 28

    oz whole crushed tomatoes

  • 3

    cups beef (steak) or chicken broth (if using broth cubes, add 6, or 2 cubes/1 cup)

  • 1/2

    cup red (steak) wine or white (chicken) -added last hour of cooking

  • 1 1/2

    tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1

    tsp Kitchen boquet

  • 1 1/2

    tsp soy sauce

  • 2

    tbl fresh chopped parsley - add after stew done cooking

  • 1

    tbl fresh basil chopped - add after stew done cooking

  • 1/2

    tsp thyme

  • 1

    tsp salt

  • 1/2

    tsp pepper

  • 2

    bay leaves - remove after cooking

  • celery stalk tops with leaves remove after cooking

  • 2

    tbl corn starch, to thicken (dilute with water and add with wine)

Directions

- Use a large crockpot - Cook on high for 3 hours; low on 2 hours (chicken requires less cooking time) 1. Lay uncooked meat at bottom of crock pot 2. Add remaining ingridients; reserving wine last hour of cooking and , fresh parsley and basil for end of cooking Variations: - Add chopped brocolli, zuchinni, and/or red pepper - Can substitute 2 oz of balsalmic vinegar for red wine - Add 1 can Fresca soda to chicken stew; eliminate wine and reduce chick broth to 1 cup Notes: The stew seems more flavorful if the potatoes are pre-cooked and not added until the end. Boil potatoes with skin; when soft, peel skin and cube. Add to stew during last hour of cooking.

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