Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fall is in the air...

Beef Stew
Recipe is my own

Today was the kids first day back at school and although it was in the 90's today it felt like fall was around the corner. So I decided it was the perfect day to make beef stew. It also didn't help that the rotisserie chicken I bought yesterday to use in recipes this week had a fly in the container and dead stuck to the chicken. AWESOME!  So beef stew it was! I also made it in the crock pot so that it wouldn't heat up the house on this hot day. 

1 Tablespoon of olive oil
1 lb of stew beef
1/2 of an 8oz container of sliced mushrooms
2 pieces of celery chopped
3 medium potatoes diced
1 medium onion diced
5 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 large leek (diced)
1/2 bag of baby carrots chopped
1 cup red wine
1 cup veggie broth or water
3 tablespoons of flour and 1/4 cup red wine
 I like to cut the beef up into bite sized pieces.
 Add oil to a pan and get it hot. Add beef to the oil and brown well.
 Chop garlic and add to the crock pot.
 Dice the onion and add to the crockpot
 Once the meat browns add it to the crockpot

Chop celery and add to the crockpot
Chop the carrots and add to the crockpot
 add 1/2 the container of mushrooms (i chopped them a little bit)
 Chop 1/2 the leek and add to the crockpot
 Cut the potato into bite sized pieces
Give everything a stir and add in the broth or water.
Next add in the wine. Allow to cook for 8 to 10 hours on low.
5 minutes before serving mix the 3 Tablespoons of flour with the 1/3 cup of wine and mix well so the flour doesn't clump. Add it to the beef stew and mix it well. Add in some salt and pepper for taste and let it sit for 5 minutes. 
 So how does Beef Stew fit into the 21 day fix?

1 Red for meat, 1 yellow for potatoes, 1 green for carrots, onions, leeks, and mushrooms (its probably not quite a full green) and I also counted it as 1 orange (because of the sauce, when things have a sauce to them, I sometimes think of them like a dressing. This could be completely off, but sometimes you have to take a guess at it) I also would count it as 1 teaspoon because of the olive oil in it.

1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Green, 1 Orange, 1 Teaspoon


  1. Thanks for posting this. I'm curious, is there a reason you brown the meat? I don't think I've ever done that before :) Of course, I'm pretty lazy!

    1. I have always browned meat to seal in the juices. You don't have to brown it when doing it in the crock pot. I just always feel like it helps with flavor.

  2. What did you use to measure a serving? Sounds tasty!

    1. I have to be honest and say it has been so long since I made this I do not recall the serving size. Sorry.

  3. Thanks for posting this. I didn't brown the beef and used a pressure cooker to cook this fast. It was great!

  4. How much is a serving for the 21 day fix?

  5. how many servings does this make? Four?

  6. What is your your suggested serving size for this recipe?

  7. How many servings does this make? And how did you measure out your servings?

  8. I am sorry for such a late response on this. I didn't get emails letting me know I had comments to respond to. This was so long ago I do not remember my serving size.