Monday, August 4, 2008

Lazy Man's Hamburger Stew

I got back from a brief trip to CT and while I wanted to make something, I wasn't really looking to put out a whole lot of thought and prep work and as a result, Lazy man's hamburger stew was born.

1 lb Ground Sirloin
10 mini Yukon gold potatoes (quartered)
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
1 can beef broth
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

In a pan quickly brown the meat, drain and add to the crockpot along with the chopped onions and potatoes. In a separate bowl, combine the spices and stir together until evenly blended. Pour the spices onto the mixture and use a large spoon to spread them around. Add the can of beef broth and cook on low for 4 hours.
Spoon some into a bowl, hit it with some hot sauce and you are good to go. Not bad overall considering I didn't use any recipe for guidance and just kinda threw it together. I think a can of tomatoes would have given it a little bit more thickness, but it certainly wasn't bad as is. I guess if you are going to be lazy about cooking, you shouldn't set your standards to high.


That Girl said...

I really need to pick up some smoked paprika. I sit staring at it for a good 3 minutes everytime I'm in the spice aisle...

Daisy said...

That's kind of what crockpots are for - thinking on the fly, throwing things together and letting them simmer until they're good. I was thinking of putting a fajita mix together today (I would put it on the tortillas after it cooked), but I decided to do the meat on a small charcoal fire instead.

Jared said...

that girl,

You can't go wrong with smoked paprika. You'll make good use of it trust me.


I like charcoal grilling a lot too. It gives the meat a crust that the crock can't do, but you could definitely make some killer carnitas burritos with the crockpot for sure

Sandra said...

This looks so good :)

butterscotch said...

Somebody PLEASE tell me where to get smoked paprika in NYC,manhattan preferably.I have checked the the hi-end stores and still have not been able to find it.Thank you very much.