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Crockpot Beef Stew with Corn

There is nothing worse than when you want to make something and you don’t have all the ingredients. Especially when it’s freezing cold and raining. A few days ago, this was my story. A cold rainy Saturday and not the right stuff for dinner. My parents were headed home from Maine and my husband wanted beef stew for dinner and I was being lazy. The last thing I wanted to do was run to the store in the rain to buy carrots. Most beef stew recipes call for carrots but this time, I decided corn would be fine. I mean, corn is good right? The best thing about making a crockpot stew is, you can add just about anything to it and it usually turns out ok.

Beef Stew with Corn {crockpot meal}

The key to tender meat is the meat mallet. It’s important to tenderize your meat prior to cooking.

Beef Stew with Corn {crockpot meal}

Crockpot Beef Stew with Corn

Ingredients
  

  • 2 32 ounce beef broth
  • 1 6 ounce tomato paste
  • 2 lbs lean stew meat cut up in small pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
  • 6 potatoes cubed
  • 2 cans drained corn
  • 1 cup cooking red wine
  • Salt pepper, onion powder, bay leaves (2) and parsley (1 tsp each)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Meat:
  • Tenderize with mallet and season with salt and pepper
  • Pour broth into crockpot and stir in tomato paste
  • Stir in garlic and red wine
  • Add cubed potatoes and chopped meat
  • Season to taste with salt, pepper and onion powder
  • Add bay leaves and sprinkle parsley on top
  • Add corn at 3.5 hour mark (or if you are not home, add once you are home and let sit for 20 minutes in stew)
  • *if you prefer more seasoning, add towards the end of the 4 hour mark. Season to taste
  • cook high for 4 hours or until potatoes are tender
  • *thicken with corn starch once the stew is done if you prefer a thicker broth. Follow instructions on corn starch box.

 

Beef Stew with Corn {crockpot meal}

The beef stew looks pretty good with the corn right? A hot stew is the perfect way to end a cold rainy day. Be sure to checkout our kitchen page for more family recipes.

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