Monday, September 19, 2011

Slowcooker Acorn Squash Stew

I love slow cooker meals for when I know I am going to be busy, like grocery shopping day or when I am just feeling lazy- like today.

1lb beef stew meat
1 tablespoon Marjoram
5 cloves of garlic diced
1/2 large red onion chopped
1 acorn squash quartered and cleaned
1/3 cup GF chicken broth
Salt & Pepper to taste

Preheat the slow cooker to "high" while you prepare the veggies. You always want the slow cooker to start out and cook for at least an hour on high to quickly get food up to a safe temperature. Nobody likes food poisoning :)

Mix all ingredients (except for the Acorn Squash) and place in the slow cooker.

Lay the squash skin side up on top of the stew and your done! [[see photo below]]

How easy was that?!

Cook on high for 3 hours then turn down to low heat for 3 remaining hours.

When ready to serve, scoop the squash out and remove the skin.(careful, it's hot!!)

Place the squash meat in a bowl and ladle the stew on top of it.

This stew is perfect for fall and on a budget! Since the squash is in season I was able to make this quick meal to feed a family of 4 for $7.00 and have enough left over for husband's lunch tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Was it yummy? I LOVE acorn Squash. You can also prick one with a fork and put in the microwave for 5 min or until tender. Then cut it in half and clean out the seeds. Add butter and cinnamon and eat!! It's so good! :)