31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Southern Beef Stew

Nothing says cold weather comfort food like a beef stew made in the slow cooker. And there are so many ways that you can make this classic meal! Today’s offering has a bit of a southern flair to it for something a little bit different.

Ingredients for Southern Beef Stew

  • 1 lb. beef stew meat
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes with garlic
  • 2 cups kale, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz) black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 T oil for frying

How to Make Southern Beef Stew

  1. Mix salt, pepper, and flour in a bag. Add beef and shake to coat.
  2. Heat oil in cast iron pan over medium heat.
  3. Add coated beef to the oil and brown quickly.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the beef from the skillet to the slow cooker.
  5. Turn heat to low and add the can of diced tomatoes to the same skillet, stirring to get the browned bits.
  6. Add kale and black-eyed peas to the slow cooker.
  7. Pour the skillet mixture over everything in the slow cooker.
  8. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours until beef is nice and tender.

I always like to have some kind of bread on hand when I am eating stew. It’s especially great for sopping up the end of the bowl. Enjoy!

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