I’d heard of this before, but it was one of those meals that sounded complicated and mysterious. I had no inkling of how to make it. What a surprise to find it only took a few minutes to throw this in the crock pot. (Mostly because I cheated and used pre-cubed meat.) The best part? I utilized a much cheaper cut of meat because it cooked all day. As I busied myself around the house, the smell wafted through each room. And the first words out of my man’s mouth when he arrived home? “That smells good.”
Cooks 8 hours on LOW, depending on crock pot. Serves four to five.
What you’ll need:
2 lbs beef for stew, cubed
1 sliced onion
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
cooked Crowder peas, if you like
How to cook it:
1. Brown meat with the onions in a skillet for a few minutes, and transfer to crock pot.
2. Combine all other ingredients in a separate bowl to create a sauce.
3. Pour sauce over meat and mix around, making sure all meat is coated.
4. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours, depending on crock pot.
One of our favorites! This is supposed to be served over noodles, but I got busy. There should also be some flour thrown in there somewhere to thicken the sauce, but I forgot. So we shoveled down a steaming bowl of tender meat “soup” topped with Crowder peas for flair. Hearty, flavorful and filling. I especially liked the sauce! Only lasted for 2 meals though + one lunch for me. Hail to the Hungarians!