News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 27, 2012

Tried ā€˜Nā€™ True: Try this crock pot stew for busy days

Jackie Lindley
Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — We are getting busy with outside work, cleaning yards and planting our gardens, picking berries and also hunting mushrooms. I can’t go out anymore. But I hope you all have found a bunch. This recipe is an easy one to fix. Get your slow cookers out and have a great meal when you are tired. Everyone will think you are full of energy.

When I am so busy I like to use my slow cooker. I make almost anything in this. I can’t count the number I have worn out. My sister gave me one, so now I have two. Make a main dish in one, and you can make a dessert also.

Crock Pot Stew

2 pounds stew meat

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

1 envelope dry onion soup mix

1 tablespoon vinegar

1⁄2 cup water

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

• Stir liquid ingredients into the cream of mushroom and onion soup mix until smooth.

• Add stew meat.

• Let this cook on low for 5 to 8 hours.•n Serve over cooked rice or wide noodles.

Jackie Lindley is a great-grandmother and retired Clark County, Ill., farmer. Send comments and recipes to her at 20472 E. 500th Road, West Union, IL 62477.