Monday, August 24, 2009

Beef "Pot Roast" Stew Crockpot- Easy as 1,2,3

It's time for another Easy as 1,2,3 recipe! Only three ingredients, plus my basics- see my last one for more information. Today's is a usage for leftover beef...

Easy as 1,2,3 - Crockpot Beef "Pot Roast" Stew

2 1/2 cups cooked beef, cubed
1 cup raw carrots, chopped
1 cup raw potatoes, chopped

1 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the crockpot to high, and mix together the broth, thyme, and salt and pepper in your crockpot's bowl. Add in the carrots and potatoes, and let cook until tender, approx. 2-3 hours. Add in the beef, and reduce heat until low. Let on about 30-45, or until the beef is fully reheated through. Remove the meat, and vegetables, saving about 1/4 of each. Mashing these 1/4 of potatoes and carrots into the reserved broth will serve to thicken as for gravy. Serve with the meat and vegetables.
This may be adapted to run on the low setting, and the vegetables will take approx. twice as long to cook until tender. Times may vary depending on the size that you have cut them. Generally, potatoes cook slightly faster, so you will want them to be in somewhat larger chunks.

How do you like to use leftover meat? I love hearing your comments, so please share. Come back tomorrow for our recipe for homemade tortillas- yum!

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