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