Freezer Meals: Beef Stew


September 28, 2013 by The Perfectly Imperfect One

Freezer Meal: Beef Stew

Freezer Meal: Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Makes 2 meals Serves 6

2 pounds cubed beef

1 onion-chopped

1 small bag of baby carrots

2 celery stalks-chopped

2 red bell peppers-chopped

2 teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 (14 oz) can of canned tomatoes

1 can tomato sauce

(on cooking day: 2 potatoes cubed)


Place in gallon sized freezer bag


Thaw bag overnight or under warm water enough to release from bag. Add contents to slow cooker, cook on low for 6 hours. Stirring occasionally. Add peeled, cubed potatoes the last 3 hours or so.

Serve with warm corn bread or sliced bread and since you already have veggies in the stew, you won’t need a side of veggies.

Can be frozen for 4-6 months

2013 Freezer Meals Beef Stew (4)Cooks Notes: I split this recipe into two meals. This worked out really well for the three of us. Hubby had two servings, kiddo and I each had one serving and we had some left over for hubby to have a lunch tomorrow. We served this with Pillsbury Biscuits. I did find that it needed a bit more liquid, so I added some more water while this was in the cooker. Hubby started the crock pot on low at about 11:30 am. I added the potatoes (I went with four small potatoes) about 3:00 pm. We ate dinner about 6:00 pm and the potatoes were perfectly cooked. Next time I make this dish (the other half of this recipe) I will be adding a beef gravy mix of some kind to thicken it up a bit. While this dish was delicious, adding a bit more water after I got home from work made the flavor a bit watered down, also another reason to add a bit of gravy, to add to the flavor and thicken the sauce to be more beef stew like than beef soup like. Another great first for me as a cook. I had never made homemade beef stew before, let alone a freezer meal beef stew. 

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4 thoughts on “Freezer Meals: Beef Stew

  1. LFFL says:

    I’ll be making more of these as the weather turns colder.

  2. […] Beef Stew-doubled recipe split into 4 bags […]

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