December 08, 2014
1-1 1/2 pound Beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes( if you shop at festival they already have this in their beef selection cubbed.)
1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped
1-2 cloves garlic, diced
3 medium carrots, chopped
2 celery sticks, chopped
1 medium sweet potato , peeled and chopped
Broth( beef,chicken or vegetable) add enough to cover all ingreadients in crockpot
1 can (14 oz.) diced, canned tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt, to taste.
1.) Put all ingredients into crockpot and turn temperature on high. *** you can pre brown your meat tolockin the flavor that is what I do then I add that to the crockpot mixture**
2.) Set it and forget it. Let it cook until the vegetables are tender and meat is cooked all the way through. In my crockpot on high took around 5 hours but I also made a doule batch.
3.) If desired, the stew can be thickened towars teh end of cooking by mixing in 1-2 Tbsp of arrowroot powder.