Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hearty Beef Stew

Winter is here in Utah! Which means that it's cold and when it's cold you need warm hearty comfort food and that means Beef Stew! This recipe is so easy, so good and will warm your whole body up after plowing your driveway or playing in the snow with your kids! I suck again and didn't think to take a picture until it was too late and in my belly, sorry!

Beef Stew
From Just Get Off Your Butt and Bake

2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 cup flour
2 Tablespoons oil
1 bay leaf
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 onion, chopped (opt)
I use Onion powder or flakes instead to taste
2 Knorr Beef Bouillon cubes (any brand will work)
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar
6 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 cup sliced celery (opt)
4 lg. potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
4 cups water

Coat meat with flour; set excess flour aside. In large skillet heat oil. Brown meat on all sides. In slow cooker, combine browned beef, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, chopped onion, bouillon cubes, pepper, salt, sugar, potatoes and vegetables. Pour water over all. (Almost to the top of your slow cooker). Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours. Turn control on high. Thicken with flour left over from coating (about 1/4 cup) dissolved in a small amount of warm water. Cover and cook on high 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Makes 6-8 servings.

***This recipe called for 4 cups of water and then states to pour water almost to the top of the crock pot. I used 5 cups total and it was fine.


Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

I am pretty sure I could eat Beef Stew every night, lol! I just love it so much!

jenny said...

i think i'm going to try and make this tomorrow-!! i could use some yumminess and i LOVE beef stew.. was going to do taco soup, but i've done that like 5 times now.. =)