This cozy stew is made in the slow cooker, and not only smells amazing as it cooks, but is so comforting and hearty as a meal. Full of beef and vegetables, it really fills you up on a chilly evening!
Grandma's Autumn Stew
1 lb. stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 medium zucchini, sliced
2 cans gluten free cream of mushroom soup (we like Great Value's brand)
1/2 can water
1 package gluten free dry onion soup mix (we like Goodman's)
In a slow cooker, combine meat, potatoes, carrots, celery, and zucchini; stir to blend. Add soups, water, and dry soup mix; stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
I don't think something this delicious could be easier. It just takes a little prep time in the morning, and then you have a delicious bowl of goodness to warm your bellies and bring smiles all around. I like to add dumplings on top of this and it makes them so good!
If you can't find GF cream of mushroom soup, you can just use a good beef broth and then thicken in the end with a slurry made with cream and cornstarch. The meat gets so tender in the slow cooker so it's super easy for kids to eat. Sometimes we top this with shredded cheese too!
Recipe Source: Recipe from my Grandma Carol Preece