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A Winter Stew For Your Naxon Beanery

You say you don’t own a Naxon Beanery? Betcha do. In 1936 Irving Naxon patented a portable cooking device he invented to replicate his Jewish mother’s slow-cooked bean stew. He called the device the Naxon Beanery All-Purpose Cooker. In 1970 he sold his design to Rival Manufacturing Company. They rebranded and introduced it to the market the next year as the “Crock Pot.” And according to Consumer Reports, 83% of households owned some brand of slow cooker by 2011. So dig your ole beanery out, put this deliciousness in it, and make your home smell divine!

Naxon Beanery Winter Stew

2 lbs lean stew beef, cubed

3 large potatoes, peeled & diced

3 medium carrots, peeled & diced

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

1 small bell pepper, chopped

1 cup frozen corn, thawed

1, 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes

Layer above ingredients in bottom of cooker. In medium bowl combine:

2 t. garlic

1 T. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 t. dried thyme

1/4 t. black pepper

2, 14 oz cans beef broth

Pour mixture over meat & veggies. Cook on low for 8 hours. Serves 6-8 (If you like a thicker stew, dissolve 2 t. cornstarch in 2 t. cold water and add to stew after 7 hours.)

There ya go. A delicious recipe AND learnin’ in one post!