Friday, December 5, 2008

Crockpot Beef and Pinto Bean Stew

Crockpot Beef and Pinto Bean Stew

This crockpot recipes is a flavorful crockpot beef stew, a delicious and hearty meal your family . Serve this stew with cornbread or muffins, or with crusty rolls or bread. Nice taste !

Crock Pot Recipe INGREDIENTS:

* 1 1/2 pounds stew beef, lean, cut in small pieces
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 3 tablespoons flour
* 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
* 3 ribs celery, sliced
* 1 cup carrots, julienne or thinly sliced
* 1 sweet green bell pepper, chopped
* 1 sweet red bell pepper, chopped
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
* 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
* 2 cans (15 oz each) pinto beans, drained, rinsed
* 1 can (10 1/2 oz) condensed beef broth, undiluted
* 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes, not drained
* 1 cup canned (drained) or thawed frozen corn kernels, optional

Toss the beef with flour. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion; sauté, stirring frequently, until well browned.
In a 4 to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the celery, carrots, green and red bell pepper, seasonings, beans, broth, tomatoes, and the browned beef and onions. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours, or on LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Add corn kernels about 1 hour before serving time, if desired. Serve with hot baked cornbread or muffins. Serves 6.
The crockpot recipe is ready for feasts ! Bon apetit ! Enjoy !


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