Spotlight Recipe for Beef Stew & Our Allergy Meal Plan

I have another fantastic recipe to spotlight for you this week! Last week’s meals all ended up being award-winning in our book.  Just click on Our Allergy Meal Plan for Jan.13-19 to see what all we enjoyed.  The recipe I’m spotlighting this week was especially good because we all considered it the best versions of Beef Stew we have had.

The Easy Crockpot Beef Stew recipe comes from my dear bloggie friend, Kelly from The Nourishing Home.  The best thing about this recipe is that I didn’t change anything about it…almost! 🙂  (You know me, I can hardly leave a recipe alone.)  The only change I made was I moved from the crockpot to the stove top.  Besides the fact that I don’t cook with the crockpot very much (except dried beans), I didn’t have all the ingredients early enough in the day to slow cook it.

How to convert Easy Crockpot Beef Stew to Easy Stovetop Beef Stew:

  1. Brown the stew beef in a little oil; remove to a plate before it’s cooked through.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients into the pot, except the green beans.
  3. Once vegetables are al dente, add the beef back into the pot and add in the green beans.
  4. When everything has cooked up, you can break up in large chunks of beef.  I found that by doing this, I actually smashed up some of the potatoes.  This process thickened up the stew so that it was no longer necessary to add in extra starch to thicken it.

And that’s it!  The flavors of this stew were fresh and clean tasting, not to mention out of this world!  We served the stew with gluten & dairy (and other allergens) free naan bread.  I’ll share this recipe tomorrow.  So, hop on over to The Nourishing Home to put Easy Crockpot Beef Stew on your meal plan this comfort food eating season!

Have  you tired any award winning recipes lately? Please share!


January 20-26, 2013

Sunday: Beef Tikka Masala (totally random use of refrigerator/pantry stock that turned out well), Jasmine Rice

Monday:  It’s my baby boy’s birthday, so we’re having his favorite for dinner : “Bone Meat” aka BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Carrot Fries, Baked Beans

Tuesday:  Chicken Bacon Wraps, Steamed Vegetable Medley, Homemade Applesauce

Wednesday: Salsa Chicken with Refried Beans

Thursday:  Mongolian Beef

Friday: Grandparents in town to celebrate their grandson’s birthday.  We’ll be going out to one of his favorite restaurants that is allergy-friendly.

Saturday:  Refrigerator Round-up aka leftovers

Dessert: I made dairy, egg, & peanut-free Whole Wheat Oreo Donuts for my son’s birthday at his special request.  They were a huge hit! I’ll share the recipe soon.

What’s on your meal plan this week?


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