Last night I wanted to drink wine and not cook – preparing for my busy week. I just started a new job at a LARGE property – and while I LOVE it so far, it is a lot of work and I want to do a good job. That being said, I knew that Monday would be busy – so I got out my friend, the red crock pot, and made dinner for Monday on SUNDAY (genius, I know!)
1 lb stew beef in the bottom of the pot with about 1 tsp of olive oil, 4 crushed garlic cloves, and 1 sliced shallot – browned it
Added 3-4 cups chicken stock (actually, leftover pasta/chicken water and a little chicken stock), 5 sliced carrots, about 8-10 cubed red potatoes, 1/2 a red onion in large dices, 3-4 green peppers in large dices, about a cup of red wine, s&p, and a handful of pear tomatoes sliced in half
Let that do it’s thing and cook. Usually I let things cook overnight while we are sleeping – then Wes turns it off when he gets up and then it is cool and I can put it in the fridge so we can heat it up and eat it that night.
It was more ‘soupy’ than ‘stewy’ – but it was SO GOOD!
Crock Pot=Magic *I know my friend Brooke will agree!!!