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January 25, 2015

HEARTY TORTELLINI BEEF STEW FOR THE SLOW COOKER



It's just that time of year, so we may as well embrace it!
Perhaps you are living in snow covered areas or maybe you are enjoying sunshine in California.
Texas goes from perfect sunny days in the 60's to cold, gray days.
Many of us are a tad bit under the weather with nasty colds....part of winter, I guess.
So, how does this sound? 
Having a hearty beef stew simmering away in the slow cooker?
Let's plan on a Sunday feast by the cozy fireside.


HEARTY TORTELLINI BEEF STEW FOR THE SLOW COOKER
1 lb. beef stew meat
1 large onion, chopped (3/4 cup)
2 carrots, chopped (3/4 cup)
2 stalks celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons sugar
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cans (10 1/2 oz. each) condensed beef consommé
6 ounces of red wine
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
2 cups frozen cheese-filled tortellini
1 cup frozen green beans

In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, add beef, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, sugar, tomatoes and beef consomm√© in order listed.  Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.

About 25 minutes before serving, stir in basil, frozen tortellini and green beans. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook about 25 minutes or until beans are tender.

4 comments:

  1. Oh, your stew looks so good and I love it! We have lots of snow so a big ole bowl of stew would be just right!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    BE a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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    1. I know all of that snow looks lovely! Texas is warming up this week so I think perhaps that's our gift! I wish you a beautiful week ahead Shelia! Big hugs!

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  2. any and all slow cooker recipes, are wonnnnnderful!

    and we have a messy storm, coming.

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    1. Then this stew may be just what you need to warm you up! I agree...slow cooker anything! So good to hear from you Tessa! Hope you are feeling better and have a wonderful week ahead!

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