slow cooker beef & mushrooms

The snow just keeps on falling...  which in my world means the slow cooker must keep on cooking!  There's just something cozy about the smells and warmth a slow cooker gives off all day that I just love.

Today I was craving some good hearty beef.  I found some beef stew meat in the freezer and this meal was born.  Similar to a beef stew, but with more meat and mushrooms and less 'gravy'...  perfect for a cold snowy day!

Slow Cooker Beef & Mushrooms Recipe

1 1/2 lbs beef stew meat
1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb whole button mushrooms
1/2 cup beef or chicken stock
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
salt & pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
splash of red wine (optional)

Throw everything into the slow cooker, stir to combine, and cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Serve with noodles, rice or mashed potatoes...  whatever you'd like!

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