Cooking with a Wonder Box

This morning I decided to cook a beef stew, I figured this would be a good time to cook with my Wonder Box.  I made a simple beef stew in a eight quart stainless steel pan.  It was then brought it to a hard boil for fifteen minutes. The lid should be on during the boiling to warm it.

The hot pan was then placed in the bottom of the Wonder Box.  The bottom cushion came up to almost the top of the pan.  I then placed the top cushion over the top of the pan making sure there were no gaps to let the heat out.
About five hours later I removed a beautifully cooked stew from the Wonder Box.  It was cooked with a minimum amount of fuel and it did not heat my kitchen up.

The Stew recipe

  • Two lbs of stewing meat
  • One large onion
  • Four parsnips
  • Four rutabagas
  • Four potatoes
  • Three celery sticks
  • Eight carrots
  • Four turnips
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Two teaspoons garlic powder
  • Onion & herbs by Dash
  • Ten cups of water seasoned with beef broth

I browned the meat and then added the vegetables, water and seasonings prior to bringing the stew to a boil.  Our company really enjoyed it. We then finished the meal with a chocolate cake in which I used black beans instead of oil.  It was moist, light and delicious.

Preparedness Mom



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