I feel like this time of year everyone is busy – either going on last minute vacations, wrapping up those summer projects and heading back to school.  We are staying busy and trying to get to the gym a little more often – time to shed those summer lbs and get ready for our wedding next spring!  I love easy meals and nothing is easier than tossing a few things in the crock pot and coming home to a meal that is ready to eat!

crockpot weeknight beef stew

My favorite is my 2 recipe beef stew.  This is so easy guys – you really can’t mess it up!


  • Roast ( I use chuck roast, eye round roast or the precut – this seems to be on sale pretty often!)
  • 1 package of Lipton’s French Onion Soup Mix

Here is ALL you do.  Get out your crockpot, toss in the roast or beef, stir in one package of the soup mix and then add enough water to almost cover the meat.  (So maybe there is three ingredients – but you know what I mean).

I cook mine on low heat all day long and when I get back it is so tender and sitting in the most amazing gravy!

weeknight crockpot beef stew

I promise you will not be disappointed!  This is the easiest, best tasting weeknight meal I have found yet!

Let me know if you have any weeknight favorites!

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