Friday, January 9, 2009

Simplest Crock Stew....ever

This here is one of those recipes I never EVER would have tried if I glanced at the recipe card instead of tasting it firsthand.

My mother-in-law made it and it was so delicious I asked for the recipe...then she gave it to me and I about had a heart attack.

SURELY, it COULDN'T be that simple. SURELY-a recipe like that couldn't produce the wonderfully melded stew I was consuming at present. But it could! And DOES!

2-3 large sized potatoes, sliced
2-3 medium carrots, sliced
1 can of peas, drained (or frozen-like I use)
3 medium onions, sliced
1 1/2 pounds ground beef, browned
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 10 ounce can tomato soup
1 10 ounce can water

Brown the beef while you are slicing the veggies. Then layer first six ingredients in order listed into your handy dandy crockpot.

Mix a can of tomato soup and a can of water and POUR over everything. Season with salt and pepper if you like.

THEN~ the hard part. Turn the crockpot on low and leave it alone. For 6-8 hours. (Or turn it on HIGH for 2-4)

What a simple meal! And very delicious. But don't take MY word for it...
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The Fat Dietitian said...

Sounds like the perfect winter stew!

Bonnie said...

Fantastically wonderful!
I love stew, B., not so much. I knew I liked it, but when he kept saying "this is really good.", I knew we had a winner.
This would be great for a party- easy to double, and very filling.
Just make sure your crockpot is big enough.

abigail said...

My mom makes a version of this called "Meatball Stew." (In fact, Beck and I both made it the same night this past week! We copy dinner plans from each other.) Mom found it in a Campbell's soup cookbook years ago, and I bet it's the same recipe. It's almost the same as your mother-in-law's, only it has meatballs in place of the ground beef, a pinch of thyme, and half a package of dry onion soup seasoning in it, as well. Oh, and no peas, but after seeing this recipe, I think I might add some next time. Oh, and one large onion instead of three medium.

Okay, so maybe it's not the same recipe, but it DOES call for a can of tomato soup AND it's super-yummy. I vouch for your recipe, Rich Kitchen. And now readers can take your, Mrs. Bonnie's, and my word for it!

gale said...

how many servings does the recipe make?



Rebecca said...

Gale~ I'd say this dish would serve 6-8 people!

sem said...

You are making me look like a superstar to my husband and kids. I tried the blueberry spice jam before and now this. My husband went back for seconds. I have to admit that I wondered if something so simple could be any good but there you are. It is. Thanks!