Really Amazing and Really Easy Crock Pot Beef Stew

Or “RARECPBS” for short. Ready? Here goes:

Into your crock pot place 1 cup of baby carrots, the contents of a 15 oz can of tomato sauce, and 2 cups of kitchen basics stock (I used veg flavor, but use whatever you have on hand). Stir in 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp coriander, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp marjoram, and 1/2 tsp salt, and grind some pepper over the top. Give it a little stir. Lastly, add 1 lb of stew beef chunks (mine were partially frozen). Cook for 8 hours on low, or 4 hours on high. Shut off the crock pot, stir in a Tbsp of tomato paste and let it sit while you prepare some rice (we like brown, but use whatever you’ve got). To serve, layer into each bowl a handful of frozen peas, a paddleful of rice, and a ladelful of stew (the residual heat will cook the peas). Bask in rave reviews from your 7-year-old and 4-year-old.

(the peas are there in the bottom)