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Old November 19th, 2006, 02:58 AM
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Since I come from the "Fake it til you make it" school of the culinary delight, there is no "wrong way" with my recipes. Potatoes and meat are your base, the veggies can vary according to whatever you have in the house. The amount of beef should be enough to fill 1/2 of the crockpot and veggies the other half, leaving about 3 inches at the top of the pot.

Peel potatoes (no need to peel unless they have thick skins of course). You can cut them in half to make them fit better in the slow-cooker/ crockpot if you like. Scrub carrots and chop into chunks so that they will layer more easily. Smash four cloves of garlic and toss it in. Next layer is the beef. Use the cheapest cut of roast beef you can find. One with a bone is good (they don't splinter and you just pick them out when the stew is done). Toss in a healthy dollop of herbs de provence or simply, some oregano, thyme and basil (or whatever ya want !) Throw in a handful of peas and/or chopped green beans if you'd like. Slice up some red and green peppers for the final layer. Cover the whole mess + 1 inch with water . Place cover on crockpot, turn on low and leave it for 6-9 hours. I usually take the meat (and bones if any) out, then use a hand mixer (you could also use beater style mixers or a food processor) to mash the potatoes, veggies and broth into a lovely mhurg. Then I add the meat and combine with a fork. Happpppy !!!
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Old November 19th, 2006, 10:19 AM
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sounds like something the beanies would give a left paw for

you add a calcium supplement too, right? since there are no bones, there is too much phosphorus from the meat to make it balanced...
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Old November 19th, 2006, 09:14 PM
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Actually I still give my gang bones Techno ~ you're right I should have mentioned that supplements are necessary. If not giving bones powdered kelp, eggshells and alfalfa can be mixed in after cooking. (I'm trying to inspire Prin on the ease and inexpensive positives of a homecooked diet... )

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Old November 19th, 2006, 09:32 PM
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yes very good mummummum! (always need to include everything just in case people might misinterpret things... hum hum... lurkers and all you know)
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Can't wait to try it

Your recipe sounds wonderful. How much would I feed my Golden
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Old April 18th, 2007, 01:52 PM
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Hi Sandii ~ sorry for not responding sooner. I didn't see your post until now. I can't actually tell you how much of the stew to feed your dog. It depends on your dog's current weight/size and activity level.

If you are new to homecooking or raw, I would suggest that you read as much as you can on this forum and in the many other links within this forum to determine the appropriate weights or volumes to feed. If you are just supplementing your dogs regular kibble diet with a special treat then you might want to mix a 3/4 portion of their kibble with enough of the stew to make it look "meaty" and see how it goes down (and comes out ).
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Old April 18th, 2007, 02:30 PM
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Your recipe sounds wonderful. How much would I feed my Golden
Oh man! I thought this sounded good for MY dinner!:sad:
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You go baby...I've always said, my dawgs eat better than I do !
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