When I saw this tree I was shocked. When did this start to happen? It is far too soon! I know fall is on its way but I am pretending it is not happening this year. No fall means no winter, right?
Okay, so I cannot stick my head in the sand at the beach but I can make warm homey dishes and pretend that it is just going to stay cool this year despite all predictions calling for colder temperatures than normal and more snow.
This is one meal we will be making again as it was so simple!
I am pretty indifferent to beef stew. It is probably because I want something richer with more flavor. Unless it has wine in it I usually turn my nose up at it. We didn’t have any noodles on hand so I used the last of the wild rice in this dish. I ate two bowls! It was so good. I think I finally found the recipe I like.
Eye of Round Beefy Stew
An easy way to cook a tough cut of meat and make it simply delicious.
- 3-4 lb. Eye of Round Roast (any visible fat trimmed)
- 8 oz. baby carrots, cut into 3rds or like my daughter just leave them whole
- 2 stalks celery, cut into slices
- 1 onion, large chop
- 1 packet Au Jus mix, dry
- 1 cup white or red wine (use your favorite)
- 1/2 cup water or beef stock
- salt and black pepper
- 2 tablespoons + corn starch
- 2 tablespoons+ cold water
- wild or brown rice , cooked according to package directions for serving
- Place onions, carrots, and celery in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the roast on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle the au jus mix over the meat and vegetables. Pour the wine and beef stock over the roast. Stir to mix sauce.
- Cook on low for 7-8 hours until roast is cooked through and easily cuts or shreds.
- Check thickness and flavor of sauce in slow cooker. If it is thick enough for you serve stew over cooked rice. Add salt and black pepper as needed to flavor.
- If you would like the sauce thicker add 2 tablespoons corn starch to 2 tablespoons of cold water and stir until completely dissolved. Add this mixture to the slow cooker. Turn slow cooker on high for 15-20 minutes and stir well. Sauce should thicken. Taste and adjust spices before serving over rice.