Slow Cooker Taco Stew
Who Needs a Cape? is full of yummy snacks, simple family meals, and delicious desserts. There were lots of recipes that were calling my name: the Triple Berry Quinoa looked like a wonderful, easy weekday breakfast. This Mango Salsa Pulled Pork is just the right balance of sweet and savory. And at some point I'm totally going to tackle their 40 Meals in 4 Hours Crockpot Freezer Meals (their #1 post of all time!).
But then...I spotted Heather's Slow Cooker Taco Stew. Now, my husband is positively obsessed with tacos. And a bowl of stew is probably his favorite cool-weather meal. So tacos and stew together? In one mind-blowing meal?! I knew I had to make this for him.
- 1 pound stew meat
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 to 2 cups chopped celery
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 package taco seasoning (or try a homemade blend!)
- 2-3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
- diced avocado and chopped scallions, for garnish
Just place everything in the slow cooker and cook on low for six hours. THAT'S IT. So easy, right? And super yummy, too.
NOTE: I made a few minor adjustments. I used less celery and more onion, and I substituted a jar of salsa for the can of tomatoes. Just little tweaks to make the meal an even better fit for my family's taste buds. I'm sure this would also be great with some chopped bell peppers, or maybe a jalapeno for some heat.
And, of course, my husband loved it. "This is definitely going into the dinner rotation," he proclaimed.
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