It's been another wild week in this neck of the woods! The crock pot continues to help us out, it's been a busy bee this month!
Tonight's selection: Beef Bourguignonne stew!
2 lbs beef stew chunks (they're in the meat case, all cut and packed up)
a tablespoon or two of cooking oil
1 10 oz can of cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup dry red wine (like Burgundy)
several dashes of Worcestershire sauce
4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 smallish carrots, chopped
4-6 mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup cold water and 1/4 cup corn starch, if you think it needs it.
Brown the meat in the oil, then put it in the crockpot. Combine the soup, Worcestershire sauce, wine, spices, garlic, and veggies in a bowl, then pour over meat in crockpot. Cover it up, then cook on low for 10 hours or high for 5.
*If it looks too thin for your liking, add the cornstarch to the cold water, mix it up, then add to the crockpot about 15 minutes before go-time. Stir until it's thick and bubbly.
Serve this goodness over some noodles! If you got the good wine, it'd be a good time to have some. :) lol
Enjoy, and stay warm!