Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pirate Stew ----- Argh!

This is one of Will's very favorite crockpot meals. It came from the "Fix It & Forget It" cookbook.

3/4 cup sliced onion
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup uncooked, long grain rice
3 cups diced raw potatoes
1 cup diced celery
2 cups canned kidney beans, drained
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. worchestershire sauce
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup water

1. Brown onions and ground beef. Drain.
2. Layer ing. in the slow cooker in the order given.
3. Cover and cook on low 6 hours or until potatoes and rice are cooked.

Variation: Add a layer of 2 cups sliced carrots between potatoes and celery.

Donna's tweaks:
Omit celery and add carrots. (Hubby does not like celery)
Do not drain the kidney beans (we like it a little soupier)
Use organic Worchestershire Sauce (I buy it at Whole Foods)

This is a great one dish recipe and really good for busy days. We usually cook some of the ground beef we buy ahead of time and freeze for future recipes like taco's, spaghetti, and pirate stew. Then putting the dish together is faster!

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  1. Where is Tiki Town? I've been in lots of Mississippi town, but I don't think I have ever passed through TT. Just wanted you to know that Mister Linky is up and ready for Crock Pot Wednesday. Thanks so much for participating.

  2. sounds yummy. And I know if Will likes it my lil man will like it too.


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