BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--America, meet Dan Lamoureux! After a six-week national search, the Crock-Pot® brand has selected this 37-year-old video editor from Thornton, Illinois as its 2014 Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star. This year’s search played on America’s selfie obsession, prompting aspiring Crock-Stars to submit a one-minute “video selfie” prepping an original recipe with a Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker. America then voted for their favorite videos/recipes, which narrowed the pool of submissions to five finalists. Among those, Crock-Pot® brand executives selected Lamoureux. Watch his winning video here!
Lamoureux’s recipe for “Red & Gold Beef Stew” proved to be his ticket to crock-stardom, earning him $5,000 in prize money, a feature on Crock-Pot.com and of course bragging rights as the 2014 Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star.
“America voted for five great finalists, all with flavorful and inspiring original slow cooker recipes,” stated Cheryl Punk, Group Consumer Marketing Manager for Appliances at Jarden Consumer Solutions. “While it was a difficult decision, we ultimately felt that Dan best captured the essence of the Crock-Pot® brand in his creative, seasonal and delicious version of slow cooker beef stew, and his video was creative and engaging too! We appreciate everyone who took the time to enter this year’s contest and encourage slow cooking fans to visit our robust online community to gain inspiration year-round.”
Crock-Star Lamoureux is a self-professed Crock-Pot® king and the proud owner of two Crock-Pot® slow cookers which he uses twice a week. His repertoire of recipes includes a go-to favorite, Crock-Pot® Beef Sandwiches, perfect for parties and tailgating. Just add rump roast, beef broth and giardiniera for an instant crowd pleaser!
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Dan Lamoureux’s Winning Recipe:
Red and Gold Crock-Pot Beef Stew
¼ cup Flour
1½ teaspoons Paprika
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
1½ cups Beef Broth
2 pounds Stew Beef
2 large Potatoes
1 Butternut Squash
1 Red Bell Pepper
- Add the dry ingredients to the Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker, then add 1½ cups of beef broth. Stir everything until the dry ingredients have dissolved.
- Add 2 pounds of stew beef to the Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker.
- Cut onion into medium/large sized bits.
- Cut potatoes into large chunks.
- Cut the ends off the butternut squash, peel it, and scoop out the seeds. Cut the squash into large chunks.
- Cut the red bell pepper into large chunks. Scrape out all the seeds and remove stem parts.
- Add all the vegetables to the Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker and stir all the ingredients together.
- Set the Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker to high, cook for 4 hours. Or set to low and cook for 8 hours.
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