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
- Mix salt, pepper, and flour in a bag. Add beef and shake to coat.
- Heat oil in cast iron pan over medium heat.
- Add coated beef to the oil and brown quickly.
- Use a slotted spoon to transfer the beef from the skillet to the slow cooker.
- Turn heat to low and add the can of diced tomatoes to the same skillet, stirring to get the browned bits.
- Add kale and black-eyed peas to the slow cooker.
- Pour the skillet mixture over everything in the slow cooker.
- 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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