A simple beef stew that can be prepared in 10 minutes or less. Put all the ingredients into a slow cooker in the morning and the stew is ready for your evening meal. The recipe makes enough for several meals.
3 pounds chuck pot roast 2 carrots sliced 1 parsnip sliced 1 stalk celery sliced 1 onion coarsely chopped 8 ounces mushrooms quartered 2 slices bacon chopped Salt and black pepper Herbs, mainly oregano for its healthful properties, also thyme, sage, or whatever’s at hand 2 cloves garlic chopped 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup wine 2 cups water
Put the whole roast into the bottom of a slow cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.