Featured Recipe: Beef Stew

So I was really sick last week which means there wasn’t a lot going on in my kitchen.  But when I finally started feeling like eating again, food was all I could think about.  I put my big fluffy robe on and raided the fridge.  I love this recipe because I could pretty much scrounge through the fridge and pantry and work with what I already had instead of dragging my sick butt to the grocery store.  This time around, I used the slow cooker, but have cooked this on the stove top in the past and have had equally delicious results.


1.5lbs beef, cut in large chunks

1lbs yellow or red potatoes

1 yellow onion, chopped

1lbs carrots, sliced

1 cup corn

1 cup peas

6 cloves garlic, crushed

2 cups beef broth

1 cup red wine

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tsp thyme

1-2 bay leaves

2 tbsp corn starch



Add beef, corn starch, salt & pepper to slow cooker and mix, making sure beef is well coated.  Add broth, wine, balsamic, thyme, bay leaves, potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic and cook on low for 6 hours.  Add corn and peas and continue cooking for another 30 – 60 mins.  Super easy!


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