I don’t know about you, but I LOVE everything about Fall! The colors, the smells, wearing comfy sweaters and slippers, anything pumpkin, and stews! There is something warm and comforting about having a stew slow cooking all day in the crock pot. The aroma that fills the house is so inviting! Yes, I am a stay-at-home Momma, but my days are very busy with homeschooling the older three and trying to keep the younger two out of trouble! I love a quick and easy meal that is complete and healthy for my family! I know you will love this one too! Sometimes I add a little cabbage to the stew…it reminds me of the Beef Stew my Grandma and Mom made when I was little. Of coarse, we always had Grandma’s amazing dumplings too! Sorry, no dumplings today!
Crockpot Hearty Beef and Butternut Squash Stew serves 6, approximately 1 1/4 cups each
1 1/2 lbs. raw lean beef stew meat, boneless cut into 2 inch cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 cup low-sodium organic beef broth
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. black pepper
2 cups cubed butternut squash
Add the ingredients to the crockpot in order listed. To cut the butternut squash easily, I microwave it for about 2 minutes just to get the outside a little bit soften so I can chop it easier. (So I don’t chop off my hand!) Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
21 day fix: 1 green, 1 red