Classic Beef Stew in a Crock Pot
I bought myself a new crock pot last week. I have two others, but they are too big for just the two of us. Mostly I'm cooking for two these days. And frankly, the two that I have are very old and just plum ugly. I don't know how old they are, it seems I've had them forever. But one is harvest gold and the other is avocado. So yeah, that's old.
Kohl's was having a sale, I had a coupon for 30% off, and pretty much they paid ME to walk this baby out the door. It's black and chrome, very sexy, and it holds 4 quarts. Just right. I'm a happy cook.
So I decided to honor the event with an inaugural dish, this classic beef stew.
Now, this isn't your "dump it all in the cooker and it's done" kind of recipe. There's a little work at the beginning that makes all the difference in taste. You'll end up with a rich, complex, symphony rather than cafeteria musack. hehe.Read More