This is my Super Easy Beef Stew - I make it on these days when we are running from school, to girl scouts, to orthodontist. It was perfect on this super freezing night. It will get down to 24º tonight...Brrr. Everyone ended the day with a nice hot meal...which is easy with a crock-pot, even on one of our craziest days.
1/2 sm onion ( I leave in big pieces so kids can pick out)
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1" pieces
1 can baby green peas
1 jar mushrooms (with liquid)
hot cooked rice
Dredge your beef in flour. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add 1/2 of the beef; brown on all sides. Repeat with remaining beef, adding remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add garlic and blend for a minute. Transfer to crock pot, in separate bowl I mix seasoning mix and water then pour over meat in crock pot. Add potatoes,carrots, onions and mushrooms in liquid.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until everything is tender. Throw in peas or can of corn to warm up. We serve ours over hot steamy rice.