Hey guys! This is something I make on a regular basis, it works with just about any meat and veggies – I also call it ‘poverty’ stew because it’s what I make when I’m trying to make the food stretch a bit further.
This makes enough for two people, and can be done with even the cheapest cuts of meat.
You will need:
- 2lbs raw beef roast – leave the fat on, if any
- 1 large onion, quartered
- 1 garlic head, peeled
- 3 large carrots, roughly chopped into chunks
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 small can tomato paste
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour (optional, for thickening)
- 2 cups red wine (optional but recommended. Sub for home made beef stock if not using)
It’s basically a one pot meal – dump everything in the crock pot, leave on high for 8hrs, ta-dah, yummy stew! I like to pull apart the beef when it has about an hour left; it’s generally pretty soft and will pull apart with a fork.
Stir it every couple hours, if you can, to scrape off the sides.
This is even better the second day, and makes a great lunch on a cold day.