Sunday Dinner Beef Stew

I just discovered a few weeks ago (by accident) these great McCormick Bag 'N Season.  
I thought I was buying spices for my crock pot only to find that you make this beef stew in the oven.  
It only takes 1 1/2 hours so it is a bit quicker than a crock pot if you need dinner sooner than later.
I had a chance to visit the McCormick factory in Baltimore back in '80s.  
It was very interesting to see the place where all these creative ideas come from : )

I love meat from the butcher in white paper.
It's the little things : )

 I always forget to buy celery.  But, I have onions, carrots and potatoes.

Sometimes when I cook I use toooo many potatoes.   Dinner turns into potatoes with chicken or potatoes with meat : )  
So this time I only used 2 potatoes : )

 Place it all in the bag....

 Mix the spices with 1 1/2 cups water, 1/4 cup flour and provided spices.

Tie with provided tie.

Place bag on it's side and poke 4 small holes.


Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees.
It puffs up like this.

Let is rest for 5 minutes.

Cheddar biscuits in next post!


  1. you'll have to show me
    how to make a heart on here

  2. Wish you were here too mom!
    I am not sure how to make a heart? <3 : )

  3. That looks delicious!!!!! Make it at moms one of these days......♥ E

  4. I will make beef stew for mom's and banana bread for Jacki's.
    By the way, how do you make a heart? : )

  5. I love this idea. Anything that makes life easier is great thanks!

  6. Beth,
    That looked really yummy! I don't like to cook much, but when I do, I love the Bag! I also like buffalo china mugs and have a few that I've picked up here and there!

  7. That was a great post on your blog! I really do think it makes a difference what mug or cup you drink your coffee or tea out of! : )