Witch’s Stew… is that even a thing?

So the other night I was watching Cutthroat Kitchen from Food Network (yes, I love all things Alton Brown and his ever-present sassiness). This episode was halloween themed. One of the things they had to make was a “Witch’s Stew.” Meaning, a big pot of something stew-like. I watched as the chefs sabotaged each other gleefully and then sat back and said to myself, “It is time to make a stew.”

Now, I had no sabotages or time constraints. Just about 10 minutes of prep, 6 hours in a crockpot, and a bowl full of warm goodness to enjoy on a nice, crisp fall evening.

Here’s hoping you get a chance to enjoy!

Witch’s Stew aka Steph’s Beef Stew

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb stew beef (meaning cubed beef)
  • I get a package of cut-up roasting vegetables at the store – this is a variety of sweet potatoes, butternut squash and parsnips. It is all cut up and the perfect amount (yes, I know, I am lazy, but a girl has to work!)
  • 1 onion, cut to same size as vegetables
  • 1 15-oz can of diced roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup of coffee
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Salt & Pepper
  • A smorgasbord of spices – I used the following:
    • 1 T cinnamon
    • 2 T chile powder
    • 1 tsp chipotle chile flakes
    • 1 T cumin
    • 1 tsp nutmeg
    • 1 tsp All Spice
    • 1 T paprika

You put all of that together in a crockpot and stir it up.

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Then you put the crockpot on low, come back 6 hours later and scoop yourself a bowl of something awesome! This will feed you for a week, I promise!

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