Todays' Taste Temptation is.... Crock Pot Beef Stew. Very easy to make, and quite yummy. Goes well with a simple tossed salad and perhaps some rolls (and some red wine if you have any left over). :)
Take one package of stew beef and rinse it off and pat dry. Take a large baggie (that zips shut) and into the baggie place 1/2 cup flour, a sprinkle of garlic powder, salt and pepper, 1/4 tsp of chili powder and a little thyme. Add the stew beef, close the baggie and shake. Coat the beef evenly with the flour, then pour into crock pot. Add a couple of potatoes cut into cubes, a couple of carrots and celery, also cubed, and onions cut into quarters (or eights) until crock pot is full. Pour in 1 - 1 1/2 cups of red wine (and remember- never cook with anything you wouldn't drink). Turn on crock pot and let cook the recommended time (My cooker's book says Low= 10 to 12 hours while High= 4 to 6). Stir to prevent sticking on the bottom, but otherwise leave it alone. :)
This started as a cookbook recipe and I've been adding to it everytime I make it. So if you think something sounds good, give it a try. Enjoy!
2 days ago