Big thanks to Kanvas Beauty for doing my makeup and to Pink Narcissus for my beautiful dress. I originally posted the recipe for Orange Beef Stew in my second slow cooker freezer recipe post. It’s amazing what a ride this simple idea has taken me on. My eCookbook, From Your Freezer To Your Family, is filled with similar slow cooker freezer recipes just like this one.
When I first posted my recipes, I never in a million years thought people would be so excited about it. I thought it was just me that was excited!
This recipe impressed my mother-in-law. I remember the day she complimented me on it. It took all my will power to keep my jaw from dropping to the floor. I thought to myself, “Holy Shit! The woman who never compliments anyone, who also is a really good cook, just complimented me on something I made!” I don’t know about you, but if you are married to a hispanic male, especially one who is an only child, you know what I am talking about. So if that doesn’t tell you how good this is, I don’t know know what else will. I have tweaked it a bit from its original recipe. The updated recipe is below. I hope you like it as much as my MIL.
- 3 to 4 pounds of chuck roast
- 2 cups of beef broth
- 2 cups of orange juice
- 1 tablespoon of rapadura sugar
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of arrow root powder/flour
- 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
- 1 bunch of scallions
- 2 sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
- salt and pepper to taste
- Label your one-gallon freezer bag
- Chop sweet potatoes and scallions, then add to freezer bag
- Add in sugar, arrow root flour, soy sauce, garlic and orange juice
- Mix up well and then lay bag flat and place in freezer
- Day of cooking: add contents of freezer bag, roast, 2 cups of beef broth, salt and pepper to slow cooker
- Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours
- Serve with fresh salad and homemade sourdough bread, if you have it
Just FYI, the meat I used is from Deep Roots Farm. I bought a quarter of a cow last year and got several chuck and rump roast cuts from that purchase. Buying 1/4 of a cow was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love having a freezer full of meat and knowing that the cow I am eating was well treated, well fed, and humanely killed. I love knowing that I am supporting my local economy and a local farmer and that the meat I am feeding my family is the absolute healthiest and most nutritious option for them.
If you are interested in more slow cooker freezer recipes check out my cookbook From Your Freezer To Your Family, Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes. And you also might want to get on my email newsletter list, to be the first to know (and have exclusive access to discounts) when my second slow cooker freezer recipe cookbook comes out later this year.