Michael and I had dance lessons last night until 8, so I wanted to make sure I had something ready to eat when we got home. This is when the crockpot comes in handy! This stew is easy and delicious!


1.5 pounds of beef stew meat

Bag of baby carrots

1 onion cut into chunks

About 6 cloves of garlic (I used pre peeled garlic from Trader Joe’s, you could use crushed garlic as well)

4 yellow squash

4 stalks of celery (I forgot to get these, but it is always good to add veggies)

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup red wine

1/2 Tbsp. Onion Powder

2 Tbsp. Minced Onions

Salt, Pepper, and Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning if you have it

I cut up all the veggies the night before


Put veggies in pot, then add meat on top of veggies. At this point you could seat the outside of the meat if you have time, but this is one too many steps for me in the morning, and I think it turns out well without doing that.

Season generously with salt, pepper, and everyday seasoning. Add onion powder, whole garlic cloves, and minced onion.

Add chicken broth (or beef broth) and red wine

Stir everything up and cook on low all day


Come home to this


And serve! So yummy!