Friday, November 19, 2010

Slow Cooker Irish Pot O' Stew

My mom gave me this recipe to try and I am so glad that she did. Everyone needs to make this stew this winter! It is so hearty and comforting and perfect for cold winter nights. The other fabulous thing about it is that it is made in the crockpot so it is super easy. I chopped up the veggies the night before and then just dumped all the ingredients in the crockpot in the morning and let it cook all day while I was at work. It was a little thick when I got home so I thinned it out by adding a little more water. This is great served with crusty French bread and would be delicious with cornbread too.

2 pounds stew beef - cut into 1 inch cubes
1 - 16 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 - 8 ounce can tomato sauce
2 cups carrot slices (slice the carrots into rounds about 1/3 inch thick and have all the vegetables sliced about the same size)
1 1/2 cups celery slices
1 cup onion slices
1/2 cup regular barley (rinsed and drained)
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Combine all ingredients in slow cooker; mix well. Cover and cook over low heat for 8 hours (do not open while cooking). Mix well before serving.

I only used about 1.25 lbs of stew meat which turned out to be a perfect amount. It made 4 large servings. If you use the full 2 lbs it would probably make 6-8 servings.

Calories (based on 6 servings): 290

Linked to Prairie Story Recipe Swap Thursday, Watch My Weight Wednesdays and A Southern Fairytale.


bluecottonmemory said... [Reply to comment]

Yum! I'm always looking for an additional soup or stew to add to my list of choices! I have never used barley - so I am intrigued! I'm ready for something warm to eat!

Ashley said... [Reply to comment]

I wish I had that right now, it looks yummy!

anniebakes said... [Reply to comment]

I just LOVE crocpot recipes!! thanks for sharing, anne

Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead said... [Reply to comment]

That sounds really tasty. We love a good stew :) I'd have to mod it for a regular pot since they don't have crockpots in Germany...but that's usually not such a challenge :)

Jerri said... [Reply to comment]

I've never had this before, but it certainly looks good. And I always love a good crock pot recipe! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week! Hope to see you again this week

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

hi...your recipe looks really great...would love to try computer is not connected to a printer, so i try to post every recipe to pinterest...have you thought of using pinterest? i am on facebook, not twitter...don't know if that maked any difference. my e-mail address is and my facebook address is les n betty hatcher thanks for any answer you may give...

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Anonymous I have added pin buttons to make pinning easier!

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