Beef and Butternut Squash Stew is a warm, hearty soup is the perfect fall dinner. Serve in a bread bowl or simply serve in a regular bowl. The bread bowl really soaks up the extra flavor of soup and is incredible with it.
The holiday season is upon us and the hustle and bustle of family parties, holiday gatherings, and preparation will be in full swing. Now is the perfect time to slow down a bit and spend time nourishing something in your life.
I love nourishing my family and Schnucks helps me do that anytime but most especially at the holidays.
We make this Beef and Butternut Squash at the holidays, because it’s hearty and nourishing and warms from the inside out. Plus it can even use leftover vegetables if you’d like.
Schnucks is by far my favorite place to shop for the best groceries and prices. I can get everything I need to nourish my family this season, while saving me both time and money. There’s not much that is better than that.
Schnucks Savings Salute
The Schnucks Savings Salute initiative makes shopping easier and saves you loads of money in the process. Schnucks has lowered their prices across the ENTIRE store as a salute to us, the customer. Thousands of our favorite products now have lower prices!
With all the savings, I can feed my family for less, thus by nourishing their bodies, minds and souls. This Beef and Butternut Squash stew is a super easy stew put together with all wonderful Schnucks produce and meat.
And it can be changed up to fit your families tastes. Just hop on over to the produce department and pick up butternut squash, potatoes, onions, garlic, celery and honestly, any other vegetable you’d like to add. Look for Schnucks’ great low prices and add what you think would be wonderful in this hearty stew.
Don’t forget the fresh herbs, though you can also use dried. (Fresh just tastes better and more distinct). Don’t forget a package of stew beef from the meat department, you could also substitute pork if you prefer.
One more stop in the Schnucks bakery to grab some bread bowls, because stew isn’t the same without some great crusty bread to eat it with and a bread bowl means less dishes!
Holiday Kitchen Life Hack
I love life hacks. Don’t you? They make life simpler and are often mind blowing in their usefulness. While this is not a new idea, it is one we have implemented for years at holiday time.
Simply taking some of your favorite herbs and spices for this time of year, you can make your house smell delicious for pennies. It doesn’t look very pretty in the pot, but the WHOLE house should smell amazing in absolutely no time at all.
When I do this in the morning, my kids often get up looking to see what I am cooking because they can smell it all the way in their room.
Boil some water on the stove. Toss in a few herbs and spices and reduce heat to a simmer.
Allow to simmer on stove and your home will smell wonderful.
You can re-use by placing in a sealed container in the refrigerator and re-heating within a week or so.
While most people choose the “sweeter” smelling spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, you can also use savory herbs and spices. A mix of garlic and oregano will make people hungry and ready for meal time plus still smells SO good, like you’re cooking some amazing meal. The possibilities are endless and Schnucks makes it easy with their great selection of herbs and spices.
Caution: You will need to add more water every 30 minutes or so, or you will scorch your pan. Set a timer so you don’t forget and do not leave your home with the stove on. Ever.
Recipe for Beef and Butternut Squash Stew
Beef and Butternut Squash Stew
- 2 large butternut squash peeled and cubed
- 1 ½ pounds stew beef cubed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup of potato cubed
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- ¼ cup onion chopped
- 32 ounces of beef stock
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tablespoon minced rosemary
- 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
- 1 tablespoon chopped or ground sage
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Extra Veggies to add if desired
- Drizzle the olive oil in the bottom of a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Brown the stew beef in the skillet for about 1-2 minutes per side.
- Remove from heat and place in the slow cooker.
- Add ALL remaining ingredients to your slow cooker and mix.
- Set the slow cooker to cook for 4-6 hours.
- Serve hot with crusty bread or in bread bowls!