Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


2 lb lean beef stew meat, cut into bite-size pieces
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small onion, sliced thin
1 pkg (16-oz) fresh sliced mushrooms
2 cups sliced carrots, fresh or frozen
1 box (6-oz) long-grain and wild rice
2 cans (14-oz each) beef broth

Place the stew meat in a large bowl; sprinkle with the salt, pepper and garlic tossing to coat well. 

Place the onion slices in a 5-quart slow cooker or crockpot.  Place seasoned meat atop the onion.  Add the mushrooms, carrots, rice, and beef broth.  Stir mixture thoroughly.

Place lid on cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours until the meat is cooked through and tender.  Carrots should also be tender.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

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