Beef stew is a hearty American classic found in just about every home across the country, whether it be for a very special occasion or a deliciously simple dinner any day of the week. In the recipe below, we add cranberries for the perfect element of sweetness and tartness in this beloved dish we all know and love.
We start off by generously seasoning the beef with salt and pepper. Then we toss it into a large zip-lock bag with the rest of the ingredients, gently mixing everything together. Close up the bag, removing as much air as you can, then pop it in the freezer, where it can chill for two to three weeks. When you're ready to cook, simply remove from the freezer overnight to thaw, then into the slow cooker it goes!