This recipe requires a slow-cooker (aka crockpot). It takes about 5 minutes to prep, and a few hours to wait: 4hrs on high, or 12hrs on low. I just leave it overnight, tastes best this way. The quantities below make about 3 servings, but you need to adjust them for the size of your slow-cooker, so that everything fits into it and leaves about an inch to the brim. A variation of it is the traditional Jewish cholent, Saturday meal: you start it on Friday night and it simmers there all day, you serve it as it continues to cook.
- You will need:
- 1 cup beef stew meat
- 1 cup chopped potatoes
- 1 chopped onion
- salt and pepper (whole, black)
- Optional: carrots, zucchini, bell peppers, sweet peas, prunes, raisins, beans, bay leaf, parsley, oregano, basil, etc
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