Celebrate St Patty's Day - Irish Beef Stew

Crockpot cooking can be an ideal way to eat healthy, low fat meals that are relatively inexpensive, easy and take very little time to prepare. If you have ever cooked a meal in a crockpot, it is probably one of the easiest ways to prepare dinner. During certain times of the year you can create special dishes to commemorate various events. St Patrick's day is just such an occasion that you can celebrate with a great Irish Beef Stew. This delightful dish will certainly fill the bill for those who want an authentic Irish meal when dressing up n their favorite leprechaun outfit. Using your Crock pot, this stew can simmer the delectable broth, spices and beef to create a succulent creation fit for an Irish King or Queen...The basic ingredients include:

1. Sauteed beef and Garlic
2. Beef stock
3. Guinness Beer
4. Red wine
5. Tomato paste
6. Thyme
7. Worcestershire sauce and bay leaves
8. Potatoes, Onions and Carrots

There are many recipes that dictate process and amount of each ingredient, but if you follow the Easy Home Cooking philosophy, you will create your own special recipe by adding the right amount that suits your taste buds. Add salt, pepper or a little dash of paprika to taste and you will find how a basic stew can transform into a signature dish that can be made throughout the year. If you want add more Irish fare to the menu, try adding Irish Soda Bread, a pint of warm beer to accompany your Irish Beef stew and finish off with Irish Potatoes for dessert. Top off the evening with a nice Irish Coffee and cigar (if that suits you) and put an exclamation point on the evening. From Irish Beef Stew to Corn Beef and cabbage, the crockpot is a versatile kitchen tools that can be used to create unique or basic dishes with exotic flair. Defining your style with Crockpot cooking is one way families can enjoy great meals while saving money and time.

Remember to make extras that can be frozen and taken out for a quick lunch or reheated for future lunches or dinners.