SLOW COOKER BEEF STEWFrom bestcooker 8 years ago
- 2 pounds lean beef stew meat, cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes and well trimmed of fat shopping list
- about 1/3 cup flour shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper shopping list
- 2-3 carrots, peeled and sliced (or use baby-cut carrots for convenience) shopping list
- 1 rib celery (optional), sliced shopping list
- 3 medium potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch cubes shopping list
- 1 small onion, roughly chopped shopping list
- one 10 ounce package frozen cut green beans (do not thaw) shopping list
- one 14.5 oz. can stewed tomatoes shopping list
- beef base or bouillon mixed with about 1/2 C. boiling water until dissolved shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic shopping list
- few drops worcestershire sauce (optional) shopping list
How to make it
- Spray a 3.5 or 4-quart crockpot with no-stick cooking spray.
- Combine flour and pepper. Toss with beef cubes to coat well. Place meat in crockpot. Add carrots, celery (if using), onion, green beans, and tomatoes.
- In a small bowl, stir together beef base or bouillon/water mixture, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over meat and vegetables and stir gently to combine (crockpot will be pretty full). Cover and cook on LOW setting 10-12 hours. Before serving, make a smooth paste of flour and cold water. Stir into stew and cook, uncovered, until thickened, about 15 mins.
- Note: A boneless beef chuck roast cut into cubes, like beef stew meat, is more tender than the prepackaged stew meat, which is a combination of whatever cuts the butcher has left at the end of the day, so you're never quite sure what's in there. To save time, prep the fresh vegetables and potatoes the night before. Store the vegetables in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Store the potatoes in cold water in a separate airtight container to keep them from turning brown. The next morning, just mix everything together in the crockpot and go!
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WOW! I can't wait to cook this. Thanks :)donman in Hammond loved it
This is probably one of the best beef stews I've ever made! I was only able cook it 8 hrs. but it turned out just fine. I also added about a cup more beef broth just to make sure it was saucy enough and it was perfect for us! Very flavorful and fi...moremommyluvs2cook in Santa Fe loved it
This looks wonderful! To do soon!pleclare in Framingham loved it