Friday, May 16, 2014

Meat Stew - Crock Pot Menu - THM S

Meat Stew

Tweeked from this site.
2 lbs Meat (beef, pork, whatever is on sale), cubed
2 Onions, chopped
1 small acorn squash, cubed
3 Zucchini, sliced
2 Celery stalks, chopped
2 Red Bell Peppers, chopped
2 tsp Salt
.5 tsp Pepper
2 tsp Minced Garlic
1 14 oz can Canned Tomatoes
1 can Beef broth
Put all ingredients in a large ziploc bag and freeze. Thaw bag and add contents to slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8. Stir occassionally.  Serves approx 5-6 people.

Click here to print.

34 comments:

  1. Where can I find acorns? Is it acorn squash you were referring to?

    Looks like a yummy recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  2. So do u cook all this then freeze or no

    ReplyDelete
  3. How many fresh tomatoes would be equal to the canned tomatoes? I don't like the canned stuff.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would just put fresh in a measuring cup that is the same as the canned amount.

      Delete
  4. I have a concern; does the bacteria from the raw meat spread to the vegetables? I would think that thawing them together would not be a good mix. Perhaps its okay to put them in the Crockpot frozen ...your thoughts on this?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You normally cook meat and veggies together so I am not sure what the concern is?

      Delete
  5. I can't eat red peppers or any peppers, what can I replace it with?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maybe a different vegetable that you like? Perhaps squash of some sort. :-)

      Delete
  6. I work 9 hours a days. Will this be safe in my slow cooker for that time period?

    ReplyDelete
  7. Would it be possible to just throw it in the crockpot for 8 hours directly from the freezer without thawing? Or would it need to go longer? I have cooked a salsa chicken this way, and it has worked out great, but there are more ingredients in these bags.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sounds great! To make it even easier, you can buy frozen pepper slices and zucchini slices (I find mine at Wal-Mart) so there would be even less prep and it's probably cheaper in the winter to buy them that way.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Silly question.....how can you peel an acorn squash easily?

    ReplyDelete
  10. So Potatoes are not THM friendly?

    ReplyDelete
  11. So do you add the liquid on the day that you're freezing it or do you wait until the day that you're going to cook it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I add it when I make it. But if want to do it later feel free. I just like to put it in from the bag and not have to get MORE items to add to it later. But that is just me.

      Delete
  12. So- I know you said you were going to double each recipe. Is this for just one bag or would it need to be doubled to make 2 bags (ex: 4pounds of meet, etc)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This recipe is for 1 bag. With the shopping list you should be able to make 2 bags of the recipe.

      Delete
  13. Can you make the stew in the crock pot THEN freeze it? I need the dish for tomorrows lunch and the leftovers for next week.

    ReplyDelete
  14. ok.. so why not carrots too? just got the book starting to read.. but needed groceries so found this site and I am doing this today ..Just wondering why not carrots too. thanks

    ReplyDelete
  15. About 2 cups fresh diced tomatoes. A can is 15 oz. 1 cup = 8 oz. Or you can use 1 pint home canned tomatoes (1 pint= 2 cups).

    ReplyDelete
  16. For the one can of beef broth--what size can would this be? 15 oz can or one of the huge cans?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 15 ounces sounds good. I make my own so I just add 2 cups.

      Delete