Virtually every recipe I create has a story or a reason behind it. This is my story behind my Brittani Bo Bakers Beef Stew French Onion Soup recipe.
Do you have a picky eater or two in your family? If you do, you are not alone. When I can create a recipe to transcends the picky palates in my family, I feel so good about what I’m doing.
That struggle is real, and I am sure some of my readers can relate. Personally, I have a daughter with a picky palate, so I have to get pretty creative at mealtime.
I actually made this beef stew French onion soup recipe because of my 14-year-old daughter. It’s important that I carefully plan out each and every meal for her, or she will not eat it. 😀
My daughter loves tender beef, flavorful gravy, and crispy melted cheese, so I decided to combine all the above and make her this slow cooker Beef Stew French onion soup.
She is one of my biggest blessings in life, and being picky about her food drives me to be more creative with recipes. Since I grew up cooking with my family and being encouraged to be creative, I’m always looking for more creative ways to cook.
I know when I make this beef stew French onion soup, she will eat it. That makes me feel accomplished. I do enjoy feeding my family foods that they love.
I think this variation of traditional beef stew is delicious, and it’s a hearty meal. This is the epitome of comfort food.
Making this French onion beef stew is easy, and it’s also pretty quick to prepare. You can make this in your crockpot, so it’s ready to eat after a long, hard day at work. Just serve and eat. If you love crockpot recipes, this is one to add to your recipe collection.
Combine all ingredients in crockpot EXCEPT for the cheeses, and bread. I like to place the fresh rosemary and thyme on top last, so I can remove it after it's finished cooking.
Cover with lid and let simmer on high for 7 hrs, or until beef and potatoes are tender.
Remove, Bay Leaves, Thyme and rosemary
Spoon into oven safe bowls, top each serving with a slice of French bread, and cheese. My daughter and I like ours extra cheesy, so I use 2 slices of provolone cheese, 2 slices of Swiss cheese, and 1 Tablespoon of the shredded Italian cheese blend. (Feel free to use more or less for your desired cheesiness)
Place bowls on a baking sheet so that you can pull them out of the oven safely after broiling.
Place in your oven on high broil with the tops of your stew about 6 inches from the flame.
Broil for 5-7 mins, or until the cheese reaches your preferred crispiness.
Some people coat their beef in flour and fry it before adding it to the crockpot I choose to skip that step because the beef in this recipe is going to be tender and full of flavor regardless. Whether you want to coat your beef or not is up to you.
Remember that any recipe I share with my readers can be altered to fit your tastes or the tastes of your picky eaters and family.
No matter what, this recipe is great for busy moms like myself whose day consists of running errands after dropping their little ones off at school.
You just set it and forget it, so when you get home, you have one more quick step for a uniquely delicious dinner your family is sure to enjoy!
I encourage people to be creative with cooking because I’ve always been encouraged to be that way by my parents. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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I’m Brittani Bo Baker and, I would like to encourage you to try my Brittani Bo Bakers Fruity Que all-purpose seasoning for this beef stew French onion soup, since it’s the special ingredient that makes it unique.
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