Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Crockpot Stew

Crockpot Stew

     Ever have those days where you need to cook something quick and easy because you just don’t have enough time to cook a big meal. This dish is so easy and simple. All you have to do is prepare all the ingredients right as you get up and throw it all into the Crockpot. It only takes about 15 minutes to prep. Toss it all in, place the lid on, and walk away. That is the beauty of crock pot meals. They are great if you do not have enough time and the dish that comes out is fantastic and delicious. This crock pot stew is so simple and easy to put together it will definitely be a go to meal. Crockpot Stew.


  • ½ lb stew beef
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 tbs flour
  • Handful diced onion
  • Handful diced baby carrots
  • 1 10oz can green beans drained
  • Handful frozen corn
  • Handful diced yellow baby potatoes
  • Pinch of favorite steak seasoning
  • Crockpot

1.       Dice up the vegetables that are needed to go into the crockpot.

2.       Toss the beef cubes in some salt and pepper.

3.       Whisk the flour into the beef stock slowly

4.       Toss all ingredients into the crockpot. Place lid on and turn to low. Cook for 4-6 hours.

Simple, easy, and delicious. This stew is so tender and does thicken up. If not you can always create a corn starch slurry to make it even thicker to your desire.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4-6 hours on low
Serves: 2-4 people

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Apricot Spicy And Sweet Pork Chops

Apricot Pork Chops

     Had got a great deal on some perfect bone in pork chops at my local store. Wanted a new marinade to cover these pork chops and have a great meal. Came up with this idea from my previous shrimp recipe. Went through my spice cabinet and my fridge and came up with this quick and easy marinade. Hope you enjoy my Apricot Spicy and Sweet Pork Chops.
  • Bone in Pork chops
  • ½ tbs Red pepper flakes
  • ½ tbs ground ginger
  • ½ tbs cinnamon
  • ½ tbs onion powder
  • ½ tbs orange peel grated
  • ½ tbs Brandy
  • 1 tbs apricot marmalade
  • 2 tbs water
  • 2 tbs white vinegar
  • Salt/pepper

1.       Combine all ingredients above in a dish deep enough to marinate your pork chops.

2.       Place chops into dish and cover and toss with marinade.

3.       Set in fridge for at least ½ an hour

4.       Place on grill or broiler for 20 minutes. Flip half way through. Reserve some of the marinade for basting.

     These were fantastic and delicious. The spiciness from the red pepper and garlic and the sweetness from the Apricot and orange peel. I will definitely be making these again.

Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 30 marinating
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves 3-5 people