Yet Another Crock Pot Beef Stew

  • carrots* – 1 cup
  • sweet potato cubes* – 1/2 cup
  • parsnip cubes – 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • mushrooms – 1 cup
  • stew meat cubes – 1 pound
  • chicken broth – 1 cup
  • 1/2 onion – sliced thinly
  • Mississippi Mud Black & Tan beer (or Guinness) – 2 cups+

-Boil the barley in the chicken stock (I also put the parnips in as well.) for about 5 minutes.

-Brown the meat in a skillet with a bit of the beer.

-Pour everything into the crockpot; if there’s room add beer to top off the bowl

-Set on HIGH for 5 hours.

-Stir the ingredients for consistent cooking.

-Set to LOW for another 3 hours.

Its done when the stew meat is tender. The beer will add a little bit of sweetness and works well with the sweet potato.

*bonus if you have a Trader Joe’s that has precut sweet potatoes, as well as bag of mini carrots to reduce prep time. I also just get their stew meat already in cubes-its very good quality.

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