Cubes of beef marinated in Worcestershire sauce are placed in a slow cooker raw and covered with vegetables, tomato juice and a chopped jalapeno in this stew which requires 8 hours of cooking time.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 2 pounds beef stew meat, diced into 1 inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon no salt herb seasoning
- 5 potatoes
- 4 carrots
- 1 yellow onion
- 3/4 cup tomato juice
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
- 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced into rings
The night before, cut up potatoes and carrots and slice onions. Put all the vegetables in a plastic container filled with water overnight.
Also the night before, marinate the stew meat with Worcestershire sauce and herb seasoning in a plastic storage bag. Place in the refrigerator.
In the morning, put the raw beef in the bottom of your slow cooker. Drain the vegetables, and pour in on top of the beef. Pour in the stewed tomatoes and tomato juice. If you like your stew a little spicy, add a chopped jalapeno pepper or two.
Turn the slow cooker on high for 1 hour. Then, set your slow cooker to low for 6-8 hours. The beef will cook completely, and will be very tender.