I may be married to the only man in America who doesn't like beef stew. Seriously, you will have to let me know because I can't imagine NOT liking only one of the most amazing comfort foods ever! My mom always made it with potatoes, carrots and beef. The sauce was thick and we'd dish out bowl after bowl at dinner.
When I make it, regardless of how, he pokes around the carrots, eats maybe one potato and devours the meat. The beef really is the only thing he eats. So I decided to just go with it.
This morning I put a cut of beef in the crock pot with some onions and a simple gravy. That's it. Nothing fancy, no "weird" ingredients. Just the beef. Then at dinner I made some quick whole grain noodles and a side of broccoli.
Well you'd think I just made the meal of the century. Both husband AND child ate everything, no complaints, no faces, no bargains, just a quiet lovely dinner. Which is why I decided to share the idea with you.
- 3-4 small onion halved to cover the bottom of the crock
- Stew beef. I used a large cut but you could use the cut stew beef
- 1 10oz healthy request can cream of mushroom soup
- 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
Layer the onion on the bottom of the pot. Top with the beef.
In a bowl mix the soup with ¾ of a can of water and the Worcestershire sauce. Pour the soup mixture over the beef.
I cooked on high for 5 hours. My beef was frozen, it doesn't have to be.
We used the gravy from the pot to smoother the noodles and warmed some frozen broccoli. Simple, tasty and apparently a family pleaser. 🙂
No nutritional info on this one. It's just an "idea".