Stew cooked with the soup bone tastes so much better than plain stew. It is hard to convey in words, but cooking with the bone in the liquid takes the flavor to a whole different level. If you’ve tried my beef soup bone curry –you understand.
You can prepare this in no time and let it cook all day in the slow cooker. This is a very simple paleo slow cooker recipe.
Optional brown the soup bone on all sides. Place the soup bone and extra stew meat (if needed) into the slow cooker. To that add your favorite root vegetable like carrots and parsnips. Then add some tubers if desired like potatoes and sweet potatoes. Add one or two chopped onion, four to five chopped cloves of garlic, sprinkle in 2 tablespoons dried thyme, add two bay leaves and salt and pepper to taste.
Add one and one half cup of water and a can of tomatoes (tomatoes optional)
Cook on high for about 6 hours, then low for another 2 hours. Or, cook on low for about 12 hours. You’ll want to cook the stew until the meat is tender and give the bone time to let out all it’s flavor into the liquid.
Once the meat is tender, remove all the bones and bay leaves from the stew. Return any bone marrow that may remain to the pot and stir.
This simple dish satisfies and the leftovers only taste better the next day.