Comfort food tonight
Today has been probably one of the worst days I have had in a while, just one of those days where you want to crawl back into bed and stay there. In any case, I decided to make some "comfort food" and put a stew in the crockpot. My grandmother-in-law gave me a bunch of crockpot recipes and I have never put them to use- til today. Here is the recipe:
2 lbs beef chuck or stew meat (cut into 1-inch cubes)
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 teaspoon Worchestershire Sauce
1 clove garlic
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon paprika
4 carrots, sliced
3 potatoes, diced
2 onions, chopped
1 stalk celery, sliced
1. Place meat in crockpot. Mix flour, salt and pepper, and pour over meat, stir to coat meat with flour.
2. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well.
3. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
4. Stir thoroughly and serve!
I did this a little differently. I forgot to add Paprika, and I added an extra clove of garlic, more than 1 stalk of celery (including that green/yellow leafy part because it's full of flavor), I also substituted baby red potatoes for the traditional russet potatoes (I diced about 10-12 small baby red potatoes). I think the onions was a bit overkill, but I did add both that I diced up.
In any case, it was DELICIOUS and was of great comfort to me tonight, which I needed.