Beef stew and fall days

We worried that we would miss out on the usual, Fall/Winter comforts foods.  Soups and stews that just warm you from the inside out.    We need worry no more.   Swanson and Kitchen  Aid have no salt added and reduced sodium broths; beef, chicken and vegetable.  I prefer we use the no salt version as there is only 140mg of sodium per 1 cup serving.  The reduced sodium still have between 300-400mg of sodium per 1 cup serving.

I have used them to make the Chicken Stew Provencal (recipe posted), Chicken Dumplings, and Beef Stew.

Here is the Beef Stew Recipe, adjust as your own taste and preference dictates:

2lbs stew beef, cubed, coated in flour and brown only, do not cook through.
Veggies you like in your stew.  We use celery, potatoes, onion, and carrot.
Enough water and broth, (about 2 cups each depending on the sodium of the broth) to cover your veggies and browned stew meat.
1 t low sodium Worcestershire sauce
1/2 t dried marjoram
1/2 t dried oregano
1 bay leaf

Add all ingredients to your stew pot or crockpot, and boil gently till veggies cooked. Add additional seasonings as desired to taste and simmer. Serve with whatever is your desire; bread, crackers, etc.

Comfort foods ala low sodium

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