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Classic Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Hey there fellow readers. Another day down and a few more until the weekend. The weather is shaping up to be decent and I've been getting in some walking at night, which feels awesome. Trying to savor the last of this glorious fall weather to say the least. Tonight we wanted something hearty and healthy so I decided to make my mom's classic beef stew recipe. Its another easy one with minimal prep and "set it and forget it" cooking instructions. Here is what you'll need for this comfort meal.

Ingredients: 

-1 lb of beef chuck cut into 2-inch cubes
-1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
-2 tsps of olive oil
-5 large carrots peeled and chopped
-4 potatoes peeled and diced
-2 yellow onions peeled and diced
-1 large can of tomatoe sauce
-1/4 cup of cooking wine
-garlic powder 
-salt
-pepper

Directions:

Take your beef cubes and dredge in your flour tossing a few times to coat all sides. I added a pinch of pepper to my flour. In a deep skillet, heat your olive oil and brown your meat for about 8 minutes until both sides are browned. While your meat is heating, dice your potatoes, carrots and onions and throw into a deep pot or slow cooker. I prefer using the slow cooker so I am able to set my timer and let it do its thing. Next, toss your meat into your slow cooker and season veggies and meat with salt and pepper to taste and garlic powder. Pour one large can of tomato sauce over your mixture and add your cooking wine. Fill up the remainder of your tomato can half way with water and mix all of your contents together. Cook on high for 8 hours. Your meat and veggies will be become super tender and soft, and your sauce should thicken too.


And voilĂ ! I like to serve mine with reduced fat biscuits for some dunking action. A whopping 4 points-plus value for any of my Weight Watchers followers, which I think is worth it for all that buttery goodness. During the weekend John got me some pretty anniversary flowers and I have to say, I have done a decent job keeping them alive with a little TLC. I love the colors of fall blooms.

   
The rest of the week I attempted to meal plan since Thursday is always a late night for me. Tomorrow will be bun-less cheeseburgers with a house salad. I'm trying my hardest to make sure I post more and not forget about this little blog of mine, so stay tuned for more recipes to come this week! Hope everyone is enjoying their Tuesday night. I'm preparing for one of my new favorite shows, Scream Queens! Check you all later xo

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