Thursday, April 30, 2009

Slow Cooking Thursday: Tomato Stew

I'm calling this Tomato Stew because, although I made it this week with veal, it can also be made with eggplant cubes or probably chicken. (I haven't tried it with chicken, but it seems as though it would work!)

Tomato Stew

Veal for stewing (one to two pounds, or same amount of eggplant)
about 2 T. vegetable oil or olive oil, if using eggplant
28 ounce can tomatoes
2 large onions, cut into wedges
5 (or more) cloves fresh garlic, crushed
1 green or red pepper, cut into strips or squares
black pepper to taste

My slow cooker crock can be used on the stove top. If yours can't, you'll need to adjust the recipe by starting the meat in another pan.

In slow cooker crock, cook meat cubes until no longer pink. Add remaining ingredients and slow-cook until meat is tender. (I use the "auto" setting on my slow cooker, which is two hours on High and the rest of the time on Low; it was done in about six hours but might have been ready earlier.) Serve over rice or noodles.

For more Slow Cooking Thursday, visit Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.

veal stew with tomatoes on Foodista


  1. That really looks good served over the noodles.
    Don't laugh, but I really did not know they made a crockpot that can be used on the stove! Yikes! I must not get out enough. LOL!

  2. Lori - I have two slow cookers, a 2-quart and a 6-quart. The crock for the large one can be used on the stovetop, which is great for browning meat, etc., before adding the rest of the ingredients. This is probably the biggest reason that I use the large slow cooker instead of the small one!

  3. This looks very good over noodles and it has one of my favorite ingredients... garlic! Will have to try.

  4. This looks good. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I'm not a big fan of tomatoes but this looks really good :)

  7. looks so tasty! my mom has a stove-top compatible crock pot from years ago, did you recently find yours? I've been looking but haven't found one yet...


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