Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lazy Day Stew

I found this recipe on Ring Around the Rosies. I'm really excited about it because it uses fresh vegetables, a bag of beans (canned have so much sodium), and is so simple to make! This recipe is for 2-gallon size ziplock bags to freeze for later, or cook one now and freeze the other for later. I love that this helps take prep work out of a day when I have fewer spoons!

Lazy Day Stew
4lb cubed stewing beef
4 cups baby carrots
4 cups baby red potatoes (cut in half)
2 medium onions, chopped
10 oz package dried lima beans (optional)
2 cups celery, chopped
4 tsp quick-cooking tapioca
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 15 oz can tomato sauce (1/2 in each bag) - low sodium
2 cup water
2 Tbs brown sugar

Follow directions above, and put everything into two one gallon freezer bags, shake it up, seal, label and put in the freezer. Instructions for Bag: Cook on low 8 hours, Eat as a soup, or serve over hot noodles or rice. She adds a little bit of shredded cheese on top.

Thanks Ring Around the Rosie!! Check out her blog for more freezer recipes like this one!
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