Monday, February 22, 2010

Crockpot Azorean Beef Stew

This is another A Year of Slow Cooking recipe.  It was pretty good and the only change I made was using half the cinnamon and no red pepper flakes.  This stew was good and had a different taste than just plain beef stew.

1 lb beef chuck stew meat
5-6 cloves of garlic, smashed and chopped
2 potatoes, chopped in 1 inch chunks
3 green onions, chopped
3 cups beef stock
1 cup baby tomatoes, cut in quarters, or 2 large chopped tomatoes
1 cup baby carrots, or 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 T kosher salt 
1 tsp all spice
1 bay leaf
1 tsp cumin
1 cinnamon stick

Put the meat in the crockpot.  Add the broth.  Chop the vegetables and add to crockpot.  Stir in the salt, all spice and cumin.  Add the cinnamon stick and bay leaf.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 6.  As the Crockpot Lady says, stew tastes better when you cook it longer and slow (at a lower temperature).

Serves 6-8.

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