There is nothing like coming home after a long day and finding dinner ready and waiting for you. I know lots of my friends use their crock-pots throughout the week (as opposed to just for Shabbat). I finally decided to try out a non-cholent recipe. Success!!!
8 sprigs of thyme
1 c apple juice
2 c chicken consommé
2 lbs beef cubes
2 large onions thinly sliced
4 carrots sliced
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
3 tbsp flour
1. Put all of the ingredients into your crock-pot.
2. Cook for 4-5 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low.
3. Enjoy it with some rustic bread for soaking up the excess liquid.