Freezer Meal Recipe: Homemade Beef Stew

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Beef Stew Freezer Meal

I love beef stew, but we are trying to eat more whole foods, and get away from canned, so I had to find a recipe I liked and was not expensive to make.  My mom shared this recipe with me, and it’s  GREAT!

Beef Stew Recipe Freezer Meal

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Freezer Meal Recipe: Homemade Beef Stew

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Prep Time: 25 minutes | Cook Time: 8 hours
Yield: 2 lbs | Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef stew cubes
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 4 red potatoes, cut into large cubes (Cut them just before freezing or they will brown)
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen green peas
  • 1 package Dry Onion Soup Mix OR the rest of these spices:
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preparing For the Freezer:
  2. Place beef stew cubes into gallon sized Ziploc bag.
  3. Toss with Dry Onion Soup Mix or the other spices until meat is coated.
  4. Add tomato sauce and mushroom soup, mix.
  5. Layer sliced carrots, frozen peas, then cubed potatoes on top (cut potatoes brown quickly, so make sure you cut them, add them to the bag, and freeze quickly).
  6. Seal bag, and place directly in the freezer so potatoes don't brown.
  7. Prepare After Freezing:
  8. Thaw in fridge overnight or run warm water over Ziploc until it will come out from bag.
  9. Cook in crock pot on med-low heat for 8 hours, or high for 5 hours.
  10. Prepare without Freezing:
  11. Because I'm usually over cooking after prepping all my freezer meals, I usually just pick one and pop it right in my crock pot so I don't have to mess with it. This one works well to do that. You can reduce the time for cooking to 5 hours on med-low, or to 3-4 hours on high if it's not frozen.

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