The easiest beef stew recipe I have ever used, and it’s downright delicious…thanks Mom!
Now my Mom wouldn’t be happy if I didn’t make this part very clear…this is a DO NOT STIR, DO NOT OPEN kinda stew. I capitalize this because the first time I made this, it turned out a little dry, and so of course my Mom said, “Well did you open it?! I told you not to open it!!” So this time I did not, and I get it, it’s much better just left alone.
What is that broth you might ask? Why thats Spicy V-8 juice! Never would have guessed it, huh? Not only is that an easy broth to put together, but watching all those V-8 commercials makes me believe this will inject lots and lots of veggies into my body, so for once I’m ok with using a “juice”.
I mean really, just take a gander at the beef…it’s” fall apart with the touch of a feather” tender! Now I’m hungry!!!
Crockpots are wonderful things to have around, but if you don’t have one, try using a dutch oven – just don’t open it and stir!!!!!
Phew! Ok so now that I have buried that in your brain, go ahead and throw everything in the crockpot, enjoy those wonderful beefy-stewy aromas wafting through your kitchen, and enjoy a most traditional winter stew.
- 2 lbs cubed beef
- 2 lg onions, cut into wedges
- 1 lb small potatoes, cut into wedges
- 1 lb baby carrots
- 1.5 TBS dried italian seasoning
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 8-10 cans spicy V-8 juice
- Bring all ingredients together in a crockpot and cook on high for 6-8 hours.
- And remember! DO NOT OPEN, DO NOT STIR!