during one of last summer's trips to rhode island, i picked up this crock pot at a yard sale for $3.
i finally got around to lugging it back to brooklyn with me recently, and was really excited to cook something in it! it's a tiny little thing- just 3.5 quarts, but it makes enough to feed me for a couple nights worth of dinners :)
i decided to make beef stew for the first meal. i'm not a big fan of the canned stew honestly, but the thought of a homemade version made my mouth water. if you have a crock pot i highly recommend it! it is seriously so easy and so delicious. i can't wait to try out more recipes!
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon paprika
2 potatoes, diced
1 onion, chopped (or 1 tsp onion powder, this is what i used)
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
1/2 cup frozen peas
Put meat in stoneware. Sprinkle flour, salt and pepper over meat and stir to coat.
Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well.
Cover; cook on Low 10 to 12 hours or on High for 5 to 6 hours. Stir thoroughly before serving.