If you don’t know me by now, I don’t waste time in the kitchen and I for sure don’t have hours and hours to waste cooking, prepping and whipping together meals. As much as I love to cook, I’m lucky if I get 20 minutes to throw together a nice meal for my family.
In the summer I always forget to use the crockpot, but when I do I’m always pleased with the outcome! I’m glad I took out the crockpot for this delicious Stew recipe because it opened my eyes to future summer cooking in a jiffy. I was extremely HAPPY with how simple it was to cook this tasty meal.
Another bonus: it works right into the 21 day fix meal plan!! So for all of you out there looking for a healthy dinner recipe that is also comforting, this is a win.
I really do enjoy following recipes, but I can’t say I ever follow them entirely. I work with what I have in my fridge & pantry and I wing it. Sometimes its good and sometimes It’s ehhh. Those recipes I don’t share
When Ava & Marc approve, I know I put together a great dinner!
BEEF & SWEET POTATO STEW RECIPE
- 1 lb Beef round or Beef stew meat (in chunks)
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 medium yellow squash
- 1 medium onion
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (or regular sea salt)
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Fresh Parsley
- Chop & dice up all the veggies.
- Place all ingredients into crockpot & mix well
- Set heat to low for 6 hours. (mix occasionally)
- Serve in a bowl and top with fresh parsley!
I loved the simplicity and taste of this meal. The original 21 day fix recipe calls for Butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes and a green pepper instead of a yellow squash, plus a few smaller changes. I am all about working with what you have and what you like to eat so feel free to substitute in any veggies you like, I’m sure it will taste great!
Do you follow recipes 100%?
What’s your favorite crockpot meal?