Slow Cooker Italian Ranch Beef
2 tbsp Epicure's Italian Dressing Seasoning
2 tbsp Epicure's Creamy Ranch Dip Seasoning
2 tbsp Epicure's Gravy Mix
2 c. water
3lb Stewing Beef
Whisk together first four ingredients. Add stewing beef to slow cooker. Pour mixed ingredients over beef. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, until beef is tender.
This is simply delicious and probably one of the fastest prep times of anything that I make. Is seriously takes just moments to throw together.
I'd like to take a quick minute to compare the envelopes called for in the original recipe to the substituted ingredients here....
|Left: The Sodium content of an entire envelope of the Gravy = 1520mg|
Right: The Sodium content of the replacement Epicure Gravy = 740mg
|Left: The Sodium content of the envelope of Italian Dressing = 2560mg|
Right: The Sodium content of the replacement Epicure Italian Dressing = 70mg
|Left: The Sodium content of the envelope of Ranch Dressing = 2160mg|
Right: The Sodium content of the replacement Epicure Creamy Ranch = 190mg
So if you do the math, the original recipe for this dish would include 6240mg of sodium!! The Epicure modified recipe contains just 1000mg of sodium. That's just crazy! So for a recipe that makes 6-8 servings... that's 780-1040mg PER SERVING with the envelope recipe (pretty much your daily intake!) Just something to think about.
Just looking at the photos I want to make it now!
Hope you enjoy this recipe!