- ¼ cup of zesty Italian dressing
- ¼ cup of BBQ sauce
- 1 tsp of dried oregano
- 1 lb of stewing beef
- 1 lb of potatoes
- Carrots cut into 1 inch thickness
- 1 onion cut into chunks
- 4 slices of bacon (I use ready-crisp)
All of the ingredients
Mix broth, dressing, barbecue sauce and oregano in slow cooker.
Add all remaining ingredients except flour and water; toss to coat. Cover with lid. Cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours (or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours).
All the ingredients in a crock pot
If you want a gravy like stew: transfer meat and vegetables to serving bowl with slotted spoon; cover with foil. Set aside. Mix flour and water until well blended. Stir into juices in slow cooker; cover. Cook on HIGH for 15 min. or until sauce is slightly thickened. Spoon over meat and vegetables.
After it is all cooked serve in a bowl with a bun or a slice of bread. It is so simple to throw everything in the crock pot the night before and then just plug it in the next morning. If you happen to have any leftovers it freezes very well and can be easily taken out for a quick lunch. Plus, the really great news, it's under $11.00 for the whole meal and with lots of leftovers. If you already have some of the staple ingredients (Zesty Italian dressing, BBQ sauce, etc.) it won't add costs to your grocery bill and you can use them for future recipes.
Stewing beef (small package): $4.35
Can of beef broth: $0.99
Zesty Italian Dressing: $0.75 worth
BBQ Sauce: $0.30 worth
Potatoes: $0.97 worth
Carrots: $0.50 worth
Ready-Crisp Bacon: $ 1.19 worth
Pack of 6 buns, only 2 used: $0.99