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Slow Cooker Beef and Winter Vegetable Stew

February 13, 2015

All you need is 5 minutes and a lot of patience while it cooks to whip up this Slow Cooker Beef and Winter Vegetable Stew. It’s packed-full of flavor, with hearty chunks of beef and 3 different nutritious winter vegetables! Perfect for a busy family.

All you need is 5 minutes and a lot of patience to whip up this Slow Cooker Beef and Winter Vegetable Stew. It's packed-full of flavor, with hearty chunks of beef and 3 different nutritious winter vegetables! Perfect for a busy family.First of all, thank you all for your incredible support after yesterday’s post. I honestly don’t know where I would be without all of you. To everyone who shared, commented, emailed, I love you. But like for real, will you all be my Valentines?

I actually might have an availability for a Valentine’s date since mine ate all my beef stew.

Okay, let me back up here.

The way it works in our home is that whatever I am craving is what we eat for our meals. C can occasionally put in a say (usually he’ll just say “chocolate chip cookies pleaaaase”) but it’s ultimately the maven who decides what we eat. It’s also because I am the one who cooks and IMO if you cook it, you choose it.

All you need is 5 minutes and a lot of patience to whip up this Slow Cooker Beef and Winter Vegetable Stew. It's packed-full of flavor, with hearty chunks of beef and 3 different nutritious winter vegetables! Perfect for a busy family.C and I have very traditional roles in our relationship. While I am all for GIRL POWER (!!!), I happen to really love cooking and am completely hopeless at any home improvement project, which thankfully is C’s specialty.

I’m not wearing an apron and pulling a roast out of the oven when C gets home, but I make a point of keeping the apartment clean, the laundry done and the cooking complete. C has own fair-share of duties that happen to be more male-typical but it’s a pretty equitable relationship, and it works.

Now the other day my friend Lindsay invited me to an event at the Spoke Club thrown by Lean In Canada. If you’ve never heard of the book “Lean In” on which the Canadian network is based off of, I’ll give you a second to google it. If you have, please proceed.

The event was all about how to turn your passion into a movement. It was relevant and inspiring and I went home thinking HURRAH go me! Women unite!

Meanwhile, C was left home with a slow cooker full of this beef and winter vegetable stew. I had planned to come home afterwards and eat my dinner but left it warm on the slow cooker because I knew he’d be home before me.

All you need is 5 minutes and a lot of patience to whip up this Slow Cooker Beef and Winter Vegetable Stew. It's packed-full of flavor, with hearty chunks of beef and 3 different nutritious winter vegetables! Perfect for a busy family.But then I got home…and it was gone. We’re talking, bowl-licked clean, every piece of beef and vegetable inhaled. No dinner for Davs 🙁

Word to the wise: Do not attend a women’s event and then come home hungry only to find your boyfriend ate the entire contents of the slow cooker. Let’s just say I lost my cool and may or may not have pulled the feminist card threatening to never cook a meal for him again. If my job didn’t involve me cooking all day, I might have considered it.

Fortunately for him I ate two peanut butter cup protein bars, a bowl of spinach, a glass of wine and a side of forgiveness so he is presently still my Valentine. But apparently this Slow Cooker Beef and Winter Vegetable Stew is so good C ate 4 portions. #Oy.

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Slow Cooker Beef and Winter Vegetable Stew

Cook Time 4 hours 10 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb stewing beef*
  • 2 cups butternut squash (about 1 lb), peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups sweet potato (about 1 large), chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrot (about 1 large)
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3 T tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  1. Melt coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat and add beef.
  2. Brown each side (about 5 minutes)
  3. Place beef and vegetables into slow cooker.
  4. Top with beef broth, tomato paste and spices.
  5. Stir so everything is well combined.
  6. Top with bay leaf and cover to cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 7-8 hours.
  7. Serve over rice, noodles or on its own.

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Notes

*I use clodhammer steak (part of the shoulder) but any shoulder or rear-end cut is ideal. I recommend asking your butcher for the best quality stewing beef.

All you need is 5 minutes and a lot of patience to whip up this Slow Cooker Beef and Winter Vegetable Stew. It's packed-full of flavor, with hearty chunks of beef and 3 different nutritious winter vegetables! Perfect for a busy family.Who’s your Valentine? Are you a more traditional male/female or do you do your own thang?

  • Reply
    Diane
    February 13, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Hi there, this looks delicious and sorry your boyfriend ate it all, what a bummer! This might be a total amateur question, but how much beef did you use? I don’t see it in the ingredient list… Gonna make it this weekend 😉
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    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      February 13, 2015 at 8:16 am

      Of course I forgot to put the BEEF in the ingredient list of beef stew haha! Fixed 🙂 Enjoy!!!

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
    February 13, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Haha the roles in our house are very blurred. I’m actually more handy than Riley (he’d probably argue with that to preserve his manhood, but it’s true). He also really likes cooking, whereas I do it out of necessity. I’m also better at directions. Though he’s a better driver, so there’s that.

    Happy V-day weekend!
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    She Rocks Fitness
    February 13, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I am going to consider my puppy my Valentine this year, since I am as single as you can get! WAHOO! Tomorrow night is me, the couch, my DVR’s, a good dinner, and a decadent piece of chocolate cake. NOM NOM!

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    Ang @ Nutty for Life
    February 13, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Haha oh my god I can’t believe he ate four portions! Was his stomach like going to explode?! That’s like my dad eating an entire bag of pepperoni by himself… it’s happened. At least C’s binge was healthier? ugh men
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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    February 13, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Hahaha too funny that he ate the whole thing! John and I were just talking about what we’re each going to do when we move in together and it was decided that I’ll do cooking and laundry, and he’ll do cleaning and repairs and technology stuff. Totally fine by me!

    I’m planning on making use of my slow cooker more often, so this recipe is perfect!
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    Alysia @ Slim Sanity
    February 13, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    We actually are going to a couples wedding shower in the afternoon tomorrow – strange date to choose but oh well! We don’t normally do anything major, anyway. We plan to go to our favorite Mexican hole in the wall down the street for tacos and a beer!
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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    February 13, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens if/when the boyfriend and I move in together – considering that I did all the cooking in my last relationship, but he does it for a living. When he stayed with me in January he did absolutely all the cooking and I know he loves doing it for me, but we’ll see what it looks like when we’re both working and in ‘real life’! I’m totally going to call dibs on not cleaning the bathroom though.
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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    February 14, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Haha love it. So much respect for C right now.
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    Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    February 16, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    It sounds like C is lucky to be around and still walking. Hell hath no fury like a woman left hungry, especially after she made stew.

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    C's D
    February 17, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I’m afraid he comes by that honestly

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    Lorrie Soini
    October 12, 2015 at 6:59 am

    I tried this as it obviously comes highly recommended by your sweetie. I cannot put into words how good this is. I can’t even say much of anything because I can’t stop eating it. It is the best stew I ever had. I will be making this all through winter and I can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      October 12, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Aw I’m so happy to hear it! Glad you enjoyed 🙂

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