Last night's dinner was shipwreck stew. I found this crockpot recipe on the internet, but now I can only find numerous other variations so I can't link to the recipe. The version I use is very, very simple to throw together, and all four of us enjoy it (we'll gloss over the fact that one daughter picks out the potatoes and her sister picks out the beans, and then they swap!). It makes a good winter warmer, and the recipe can easily be doubled or trebled to cater for a large family or guests.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
1 lb / 500g minced beef (hamburger?)
1 onion, chopped
2 or 3 large potatoes, cubed
1 can kidney beans, including liquid
1 can condensed tomato soup
Brown the mince and onion.
Put all ingredients in crockpot and stir well.
That's all there is to it! I cook it on high for 4 hours, though the recipe says low for 4-5 hours - my crockpot would need a lot longer than this on the low setting. I serve it with a green vegetable.