Sometimes, the best way to save time in the evening is to make some time in the morning. If you have an hour before work, before the kids get up or while school is in session, throwing together an easy beef stew that will cook while you get other jobs done can be a perfect way to get dinner on the table quickly come 6 o'clock.
Precut stew beef and canned or bagged vegetables are going to be the fastest way for you to get the stew going. Toss it all in a slow-cooker and walk away. Come dinner time, the extent of your dinner prep is pulling a ladle out of a drawer.
Grab a bag of premade salad and store-bought fresh bread or corn bread, and you've got a well-rounded dinner in no time.
Try it tonight:
Next, little time, lots of flavor ...