I’m gonna be honest – this is gonna be a quick post…because after all, aren’t you mostly here for the recipe? At 7 months old, we’re still struggling to find a routine for Andy – mainly, he won’t sleep. Naps are like 30 minutes and he’s up a lot during the night. Mama tired, y’all. Any minute now he’s going to wake up…so, let’s do this thing.
I love tender chunks of beef. So, Beef Stew ranks pretty high in my book…but I like to defer for normal recipes and try new things. Barry thinks I should just leave good food alone, but I can’t help it. I always think, “I wonder how this would taste with yadda-yadda?” Sometimes it tastes great – sometimes it tastes like doo-doo and we end up eating a sandwich.
There is already a Crock Pot Beef Stew recipe on this blog, so I decided to change it up a little and make this one different. This one stars tomatoes and peppers instead of the traditional carrots and potatoes. Why? I found a bunch of peppers marked down in the produce buggy at Ingles.
The star of the show in this recipe is one of my favorite spice blends – jerk seasoning. If you’ve not tried the Jerk Chicken Hoagies yet, you might want to do that. It was before we switched to whole foods, hence the picture of the white bun. 😉
Jerk seasoning is a combination of hot and “spicy” spices – meaning pepper flakes and things like cinnamon spice. It’s good. I love it. If you don’t have any at home, check out The Dollar Tree…or even make your own.
I really, really loved this recipe. I ended up eating all the leftovers myself. Annie ate some of the beef pieces, but she’s not big on spicy food…yet. Barry enjoyed this dish, but he wasn’t too crazy about it. He likes his Beef Stew plain – he married a spicy wife instead. 😉
Every once in a while I make something that he’s not in love with, but I am. Then sometimes I make something that I’m like, “Eh. It’s okay.” But Barry will love that dish – so come back next week for a new favorite of Barry’s…but not mine. Ha!
Crock Pot Jerked Beef Stew
- 1 ½ pounds cubed stew beef
- 2 large green peppers, chopped in large pieces
- 3 celery ribs, chopped
- 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup beef broth
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoons Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot
- 1 tablespoon water
- Place beef in crock pot. I used my 4 quart.
- Salt and pepper beef as desired.
- Place veggies on top.
- Pour broth and soy sauce over all.
- Sprinkle with jerk seasoning and garlic powder.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
- Combine cornstarch and water. Stir into stew.
- Cover and let thicken, up to 30 minutes.
Yield: 4-5 servings