When it’s cold outside there’s no meal more comforting than beef stew a this java beef stew is always a hit! Well it was definitely cold outside today, and the snow was coming down heavily. A perfect day for the slow cooker to do all the work with just a few minutes of prep on my part. I love making stew for dinner because it’s so easy to adapt, making it easy to use what you have on hand. This meal is satisfying and delicious and smells amazing when you walk in the door from a tough day.
If you haven’t heard of adding coffee to beef dishes, you are missing out. It’s a great addition and doesn’t make your end result taste like coffee. Keep in mind, since this is cooked in a slow cooker you don’t use a lot of liquid. The cooking process will develop liquid of its own. If you were to make this in a Dutch oven for example, you would increase the coffee and the broth considerably.
This is one of my favorite stew recipes, I make it all the time! It’s great for those nights when you won’t be home until after soccer practice, dance recitals and dental appointments!
Pair this stew with my pull apart dinner rolls and you have a satisfying meal for your family.