Thursday, April 24, 2008

Slow Cooker Thursday & Watkins Gift Certificate Give Away!

Here's a recipe for Slow-Cooker Thursday! Also visit Sandra at Family Corner for more recipes..
BBQ Beef Stew

1 Tbsp. oil
2 lb. boneless beef for stew, cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
5 carrots, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large onion, cut into chunks
6 small red potatoes, quartered
3/4 cup Watkins Barbecue Sauce, divided
1 Tbsp. Instant Coffee
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen peas

HEAT oil in nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add meat, in batches; cook until evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Layer carrots, onions and potatoes in bottom of 5-qt. slow cooker; top with meat. Pour 1/2 cup of the barbecue sauce over meat; sprinkle with coffee granules. Cover with lid.

COOK on LOW for 7 to 8 hours (or on HIGH for 5 hours)

STIR in peas and remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce; cover. Cook an additional 15 min. or until heated through.
And I am hosting a
Watkins $40.00 Gift Certificate Give-away.
Here's How To Enter........
1. Sign up for Big Crumbs ( It's Free ) through my link:
( it's got some great stores listed like E-Bay, Target, Avon, There are so many retailers on it that I love to shop at....)
2. Then comment here and send your e-mail address to me at
It's that simple..
If you like, you can post it on your blog, but posting on your blog is not necessary..
The deadline to enter is May 15, 2008 at 12:00pm Central
Good Luck, Sweet Peeps!
Bunches of hugs........


Mom24 said...

This sounds interesting. Thanks for posting it. I never would have thought of putting BBQ sauce in stew.

Crockstar said...

Do your kids eat anything that has BBQ sauce? Mine do. In fact they want BBQ on everything even vegetables. Recipe sounds delicious.


Mary said...


The recipe sounds delicious and I'm certainly going to try it. I love using the crockpot. It makes life so much easier when I have to pick the boys up after school.

Be sure to drop over to my Writing Nook and pick up a copy of the gardening button. Enjoy!


Love Bears All Things said...

I've always liked Watkins Vanilla. I usually buy the clear in a large bottle. It lasts forever. And their black pepper. I think you can buy it in the grocery store now.
Mama Bear

Crockpot Lady said...

coffee and barbecue sauce in stew?! this I've got to try---thank you!


Sandra said...

Oh this sounds so good...thanks for sharing :)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Oooooooooooooh! That BBQ Beef Stew sounds sooooooooooooh good! I really must get another crock pot!

Patti said...

That recipe looks good! Good luck to all in the contest!

Renie Burghardt said...

Yummy recipe! Will have to try it. I love crockpots.

Good luck to all on the give away!



Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I hope you have a great weekend. Hugs~ Lisa

Anonymous said...

Hey Steph, I've never had anything so easy that was free before. I signed up for the big crumbs & now I want you to enter me in the Watkins gift certificate giveaway. Thanks so much, I dhop online all the time so this will be double fun to get money back for shopping. Later, TRACY

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