Winter in Seattle is completely unpredictable. It could be 60 degrees one day and snowing the next. Seriously. Right when you pack your winter clothes up, it’ll freeze.
When the weather is cold, grey and rainy, my favorite meal to make is something warm and hearty. My kids asked me recently to make “that dinner you put in a crock pot with carrots and meat”. Stew? I was surprised they asked for such a healthy dinner but I didn’t argue.
This stew recipe is my go-to. It’s simple to prep the night before and easy to serve with rolls or sourdough bread. Make your stew colorful with a variety of colored carrots and add some red potatoes in with the regular to keep it fun. Once you have your veggies, potatoes and stew meat, toss in a packet of McCormick Beef Stew seasoning and hit start on the crockpot! Dinner will be ready by the time you get home.
Rainy Day Stew
- 3 cups water
- 1 package McCormick® Beef Stew Seasoning Mix
- 2 pounds beef stew meat cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups potato chunks
- 1 1/4 cups carrot chunks
- 1 medium onion cut into thin wedges
- 1/2 cup sliced celery
- Mix cut vegetables, water and Beef Stew Seasoning into crock pot. Coat beef with flour. Stir into ingredients in crock pot. Cover. Cook 8 hours on low or 5 hours on high, until beef is tender. Serve with sourdough rolls or bread.
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Photos by Kelly Clare Photography
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