This is really delicious, one of my favorite crock pot recipes that can as easily be made as a casserole and baked in the oven. It lends itself easily to your favorite variations. I did not include boiling the chicken in the time since that is an option, and you can use already prepared cooked chicken, and I listed the time for oven baking, not the crock pot version. You can either cook a whole chicken in water with your favorite seasonings to make the broth, or use cooked chicken use canned broth. Works well either way. I've had it a long time and can't remember the source.
This is a great way to have baked potatoes ready when you come home. I own two crock pots. In one I have my meat and the other I have a vegetable, some type of side or dessert. You can create a whole meal in a crock pot.
If you want a delicious surprise away from the basic roast recipes, try this one. I call this upscaled home cooking. The irresistible dill gravy is a HIT and made the meal. Cook on stove top or use crock pot. Pour gravy over each slice of beef and the veggies, then use crusty bread to soak up the leftover gravy.....so good!
We like this with mashed potatoes, pasta or rice and vegetables. I usually do not thicken the sauce, but that is a personal preference. I have made this with different types of beer, light, strong and sweet depending what was on hand. It freezes well.
I love crock pot cooking, and am always in search of new recipes. Growing up in NE Wisconsin, we are lucky to have a large Belgian/German settling and influence on food. This recipe combines one of my favorite comfort foods with the convenience of a crockpot. This smells so good when I come home from work.
From Fix It & Forget It. I usually omit the lemon and add 1/2 cup brown sugar,also the bacon can be eliminated if you don't have it. Pork steak can be substituted. It breaks up and falls of the bone and this turns into a stew.
This recipe came with our crock pot instructions 15 years ago and it's been well used. We love coming home from skiing to a pot of stew. Another serving addition to this recipe that comes from my husband's grandparents, is to serve up the stew in a bowl and top with a scoop of cottage cheese and then sprinkle with seasoned salt. It sounds funny but is so.....tasty, I recommend you try it that way if you like cottage cheese. If you want the stew a bit thicker you can leave the lid off the last 1/2 hour or so and turn the heat up to high.
Description:I found a similar recipe to this one in a Canadian cookbook. I altered the vegetable and spices to suit our tastes. If one does not have the time or want to brown stew meat then a pound of cooked ground beef will do quite nicely. I usually serve with warm rolls or garlic bread.