Crock Pot Seasoning Mix
I know I've said it before, but I really do love food reviews. I love to cook and even more than that I love to eat. I'm not a salad / dressing on the side kind of girl.
I received three Crock Pot Seasoning Mixes; Hearty Beef Stew, Savory Pot Roast and BBQ Pulled Pork. We went for the Hearty Beef Stew. The ingredients and directions were simple on the packet.
Need: 1 packet of Crock Pot Hearty Beef Stew Seasoning Mix, 2 Pounds of beef for stew cut into 1 inch cubes, 5 cups of chopped fresh vegetables, 1 1/3 cups of water. Put it all in the Crock Pot and cook 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.
I made mine pretty much the same way. Except I seared the meat.
My ingredients were: 1 Pack of Crock Pot Hearty Beef Stew Mix, 2 lbs. of cubed beef, 1 large carrot - chopped, 1 celery stalk - chopped, 4 red potatoes - chopped, 1/4 of a large yellow onion - chopped, 1 parsnip - chopped.
Add about 2 -3 tablespoons of olive oil to medium skillet over med-high heat until hot. I seared my beef cubes until browned, it should take about 10-12 minutes to get all sides of the meat. Normally I would add salt and pepper on the cubes while searing. I didn't this time because I was using seasoning packet. When your finished searing put the meat in the Crock Pot. Don't throw the dirty pan in the sink yet!
Put about a 1/2 cup of water in the pan and scrape all the bits off - that's flavor! If you do it while the pan is hot (but burner off) they will come up easily. Don't worry about using a 1/2 cup of water, most of it will evaporate.
Put the drippings in the Crock Pot along with the chopped vegetables. Mix the Crock Pot Hearty Beef Stew Mix with 1 1/3 cups of water and pour it into the Crock Pot. Mix everything together well. Place the lid on the Crock Pot, I cooked my stew for 4 hours on high.
FHS received this product free for review purposes, all opinions expressed are solely mine.
The end result is delicious. I love the seasoning packet, it makes it super easy to create comfort food. Next we will give the pulled pork mix a try. I have to go through the left over stew first.
How to get it: Order them online for $2.25 each. I didn't see them in my local grocery store but I'm sure they will be available everywhere soon!