Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Hearty Crock-Pot Beef Stew

Ohio is thawing out from everything the Polar Vortex dumped on us, but it's still winter. Which means that this Hearty Crock-Pot Beef Stew is still acceptable for dinner any night of the week. 

*Remember to use desired amounts.*

•beef stew meat 
•garlic salt
•seasoned salt
•black pepper
•olive oil
•beef gravy mix
•dried minced onion
•garlic powder
•beef bouillon
•vegetable bouillon
•red potatoes, scrubbed & diced
•carrots, peeled & sliced
•celery, chopped
•onion, chopped
•salt & pepper
•splash of milk

- In a medium sized bowl, toss beef stew meat with flour until thoroughly coated. Season with garlic salt, seasoned salt & black pepper. Allow to sit for 10 min. 
- In a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, thoroughly brown beef stew meat in olive oil. 
- In crock-pot, whisk together brown gravy mix, dried minced onion, parsley, garlic powder & water. Add beef & vegetable bouillon along with browned meat.
- Cook on HIGH heat 3-4 hrs. 
- After 3-4 hrs, add red potatoes, carrots, celery & onion. Season with additional salt & pepper. 
- Cook on HIGH heat another 3-4 hrs. 
- Just before serving, mix a couple spoonfuls of cornstarch with a splash of milk. Carefully stir into beef stew. Turn heat OFF & allow to sit 2-5 min., stirring occasionally, until desired consistency is reached. 


1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy! I was just thinking I needed to make a beef stew soon, so I want to try this one. Thanks!