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Beef Stew *

1 lb. lean stew beef, cubed
1-2 tbs. olive oil
2 lg carrots or 15 baby carrots cut into 1-in. pieces
1 sm. onion, chopped to suit
2 med. russet or red potatoes, cut into 1-in. pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced or sliced
12 oz. beer (optional)
salt & pepper to taste
optional herbs: tarragon, thyme

1. Get out your slow cooker (crock pot) or stew pot.

2. Skillet cook the cubed beef early in the day (5-7 mins.) with 1-2 tbs. olive oil.

3.  Put cooked meat in crock pot (@ 300-degrees) or stew pot. Add beer if using and add water to just cover the meat. If you are cooking in a stew pot on the stove, turn burner on low.

(If baby needs you at this point, you are now free to run & change a diaper or nurse.)

4. Cut vegetables as you find the time. Add to already-cooking meat.

5. Add salt & pepper when you get a chance.

6. Add herbs towards the end.

7. Stew can cook as little as 1-hr after the vegetables have been added. The longer the stew cooks, of course, the softer the veggies and the more tender the beef will be.

8. Enjoy!

* - Recipe can be done in short bursts of time during the course of a day.