Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Crock Pot Stew - Aunt Gertie Style!

1 lb stew meat cut in cubes
flour for dredging
1 TBS olive oil
3 peeled carrots chopped into chunks
1 32 oz. can of diced tomatoes
1 package dry brown gravy mixed with 1 cup water
2 smaller potatoes peeled and cut up into chunks
1 onion chopped up
1/2 lb whole wheat orzo cooked

Dredge the stew meat in flour and brown in a pan over high hear in olive oil. Set crock pot to 8-10 hour setting and add to it the browned meat, stewed tomatoes, brown gravy mix & onion. When it's about halfway done (after 4-5 hours) add the carrots and potatoes. Finish cooking and then serve over cooked orzo. This is the first time I used the orzo and I highly reccommend it - it was perfect! My Aunt Gertie always made her stew this way (tomato based) and it's so so so so yummy!

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