Savory Crock Pot Beef, Onions, & Mushrooms Over Garlic Bread
August 27, 2016
Categories: Comfort Food, Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Beef, Stewing Beef, Fruit, Tomato, Vegetables, North American, 5-Minute Prep, Budget-Friendly, Kid Pleaser, One-Bowl Does it!, Fall/Autumn, Game/Sports Day, Sunday Dinner, Winter, Weeknight Meals, Broil, Slow Cooker, No Eggs, Non-Dairy, Canned Tomatoes, Make it from scratch, Kosher Meat more
"This is a super easy dish to put together; and, it comes out so good. It cooks all day while you are busy - so, just add a loaf of crusted/toasted bread, and salad for an easy dinner. I will warn you ... you will have to cut 2 onions; and, smash a couple of garlic cloves; so ... it is pretty labor intensive, 'just kidding.' Seriously, it is that easy. And, if you don't want a full salad; a few thick tomato slices are just as good on the side."
- FOR BREAD
- Serving Size: 1 (496.1 g)
- Calories 716.6
- Total Fat - 52 g
- Saturated Fat - 21.2 g
- Cholesterol - 355.5 mg
- Sodium - 1706 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 27.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
- Sugars - 5.9 g
- Protein - 31.4 g
- Calcium - 945.6 mg
- Iron - 11.8 mg
- Vitamin C - 10.3 mg
- Thiamin - 0.4 mg
Base ... Add the tomato paste, beer, broth, and both seasonings to your crock pot; and, mix well. Then, add your onions, garlic, and beef; and, stir just until they are combined.
Mushrooms ... To make this easy; I usually just buy the pint of pre-sliced mushrooms. They are already cleaned, trimmed and sliced; but, you can also use whole mushrooms too; and, either slice or cut in half (in half if they are small). Add the mushrooms on top; but, DO NOT mix them with the rest of the ingredients.
Cook ... Cover and cook 5-6 hours on high heat; or 6-8 hours on low heat. Remember, all crock pots cook differently. About 1 hour before it is done; stir everything together - remember, we didn't stir the mushrooms in before. Check for seasoning ... you may want to add a bit more salt or pepper; only if needed. I used my oval crock pot for this recipe and cooked 5 hours; then, stirred everything together the last hour. Mine took a total of 6 1/2 hrs. So, just check ... crock pots all cook differently.
Finish ... Once the beef is tender; add the corn starch and water together in a small cup; and slowly add to the pot. Depending on how thick you want it; you can add all of it; or, just half of it. I usually add most of it. It will thicken up in just a couple of minutes. Add the peas; and, stir until combined. Cover and turn off the heat. Let it rest a good 10 minutes, just to heat everything through.
Bread ... Brush the bread with either a garlic oil or plain olive oil; and, broil or grill, just until lightly golden brown.
Serve and ENJOY! ... Spoon the the beef over the grilled bread, and garnish with the parsley. It is true comfort food. Serve with a salad or tomato slices.
Tips & Variations
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