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Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Nothing says “Grandma’s Kitchen” like Slow Cooker Beef Stew.  When things are chilling down outside, this is the perfect recipe to keep warm inside.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Ingredients

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Ingredients

Ingredients:

  1. beef for stew cubed- 1½-2 lbs
  2. potatoes, russet or golden- 2 large, peeled and diced
  3. carrots- 2-3 large, peeled and diced
  4. celery- 3 leafy stalks, peeled and diced with leafy part
  5. green beans, fresh- ¼-½ lb, trimmed and sliced in half
  6. beef concentrated stock- 1 tub (or 3 beef bouillion cubes) *like Swanson Flavor Boost or Knorr Homestyle Stock
  7. diced tomatoes- 1 28oz. can or two 14oz. cans
  8. dried parsley and thyme- 1 teaspoon each

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients: beef, potatoes, carrots, celery, green beans, stock concentrate, tomatoes and herbs into a slow cooker
  2. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Add any water if needed to cover meat and vegetables
  4. Cook on high at least 6 hours until cooked thoroughly
Slow Cooker Beef Stew

place beef in slow cooker

 

Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe

top with remaining ingredients

Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe

enjoy.

 

 

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Chicken with Lemon Sauce

Chicken with Lemon Sauce

Ingredients

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts- 3-4lbs (save 1½-2lbs for Day 2-Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup)
  • Bell pepper, green- 1, deseeded and diced
  • Green onions, trimmed and diced (store half for Day4- Southwest Chicken Enchiladas)
  • Juice from 2 lemons or lemon juice- ½ cup
  • STAPLES:
  • Vegetable oil- ¼ cup
  • Corn starch- 3 tbspns dissolved in 2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts, one at a time, between two sheets of plastic wrap and beat chicken with a meat tenderizer until flat
  2. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat
  3. Saute chicken until brown and cooked thoroughly, approximately 5 minutes each side, then transfer to plate
  4. Store about two cooked chicken breasts (about 1/3) for Day 4- Southwest Chicken Enchiladas
  5. In the same skillet combine lemon juice, corn starch water, bell pepper and half of green onions (store half for Day 4- Southwest Chicken Enchiladas)
  6. Bring to boil over medium-high heat while stirring, approximately 1 minute
  7. Add chicken breasts and spoon sauce over the chicken
https://tonispilsbury.com/chicken-with-lemon-sauce/

 

Chicken with Lemon Sauce is perfect with the following side dishes:

 

Fire Rice

 

 

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Steakhouse Vinaigrette

How To Make Homemade Vinaigrette

This is my favorite homemade vinaigrette recipe- light and tangy with a little pow!  I first made this simple salad dressing over the summer while vacationing in Carlsbad, just experimenting with some ingredients while grilling steaks one night.

Steakhouse Vinaigrette

Steakhouse Vinaigrette Recipe

Steakhouse Vinaigrette

Steakhouse Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • olive oil- 1/2 cup
  • white wine vinegar- 4 tbspns
  • lemon juice- 2 tbspns, or juice squeezed from 1/2 of a lemon
  • McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning- 1 tablespoon

Instructions

  1. Whisk ingredients together
  2. Drizzle over salad
  3. Toss
https://tonispilsbury.com/steakhouse-vinaigrette/

How to make homemade vinaigrette ingredients

Steakhouse Vinaigrette Ingredients

 

 

 

Steakhouse vinaigrette seasoning

McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning- ka-pow!

 

Steakhouse Vinaigrette

whisk together ingredients

 

Steakhouse Vinaigrette

drizzle over salad

 

Steakhouse Vinaigrette

my favorite salad utensils from HomeGoods

 

Steakhouse Salad

Toss

 

For a great meal plan from The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System using Steakhouse Vinaigrette:

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Sesame Baked Chicken &Thai Coconut Rice with Peppered Green Beans

Sesame Baked Chicken &Thai Coconut Rice with Peppered Green Beans

Sesame Baked Chicken &Thai Coconut Rice with Peppered Green Beans

Ingredients

  • boneless skinless chicken thighs- 4-6 lbs
  • long grain rice- 1 cup
  • coconut milk- 1 15oz. can
  • green beans, fresh- 1 lb, cleaned and trimmed
  • red bell pepper- 1, diced (you only need half, so store half of diced bell pepper for other like in Weekly Meal Plan
  • STAPLES
    Chicken:
  • soy sauce- ¼ cup
  • minced garlic- 1 tbspn
  • sesame oil- 2 tbspns
  • sesame seeds
  • Rice:
  • 12. ground ginger- 1 tspn
  • Green Beans:
  • 13. minced garlic- 1 tbspn
  • 14. soy sauce- 3 tbspns
  • 15. sesame seeds

Instructions

    For best results, marinate chicken ahead of time- from 2-3 hours to overnight.
    To Marinate:
  1. In a small bowl or large measuring cup, combine soy sauce, garlic and sesame oil; mix well
  2. Place chicken in a shallow baking dish or large zip-top baggie
  3. Pour marinade over chicken to coat evenly
  4. Cover or seal chicken and place in refrigerator marinate (if using a baggie, place on a large plate to avoid dripping)
  5. Dinner Time:
    Chicken
  6. Heat oven to 375⁰
  7. Place chicken on large baking sheet
  8. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds
  9. Bake until chicken is cooked thoroughly and begins to brown on top, approximately 35-40 minutes
  10. For a crispy top, turn oven to Broil for the last 7 minutes of cooking
  11. Rice
  12. In large saucepan, combine rice, ginger and coconut milk
  13. Bring to boil over high heat
  14. Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to low to simmer until water is absorbed; approximately 35 minutes
  15. Green Beans
  16. Fill bottom of medium skillet with water about ½ inch deep
  17. Add green beans, bell pepper and garlic
  18. Bring to boil over medium high heat
  19. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and let simmer for one minute
  20. Drain waters and transfer to serving dish
  21. Sprinkle with soy sauce and toss
  22. Season with sesame seeds
  23. Reincarnate The Leftover
  24. If there's any leftover chicken, pull chicken off bone and store in airtight container in the refrigerator to make Chinese Chicken Salad
https://tonispilsbury.com/sesame-baked-chicken-thai-coconut-rice-with-peppered-green-beans/

 

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