My mom makes a mean stew. So this winter, now that I have my own crockpot and we are BFFs, I thought I would give it a try. Verdict: not as good as Mom’s. But it was a start and I will definitely try again! Also, I tried to lighten things up by buying one can of soup that was fat free and buying lean stew meat, so that probably was a big factor.
This is one of those recipes that’s not really a recipe and can be changed to how you like it. Here is roughly what I put in mine:
- 1 Vidalia onion, chopped
- 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 3 potatoes, peeled and cut (I cut them into eighths, but Brian felt like some of the chunks were too big, so smaller next time)
- 1.6 lbs of extra lean stew meat (you obviously don’t need that exact amount, that’s just how much was in the package I bought)
- 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup (I bought one regular and one fat free, and don’t forget to put almost a full can of water for each can of soup!)