Monday, December 23, 2013

Easy Crockpot Beef Stew


Hi everyone! This Crockpot Beef Stew was a last minute idea I had for dinner this week. It's been cold here (below average) and something cozy and warm from the crockpot just seemed right.

Easy Crockpot Beef Stew


I've now made Beef Stew three different ways and I can say this was our favorite and by far the easiest! Just to let you know, we like a little extra potato in ours so I cut up four. If you don't, just use three. You may want to adjust the beef broth in this case as well.  Here's my original recipe in case you want to try that as well. :)

Ingredients:
2 pounds stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
seasoning salt to taste
1 clove minced garlic
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 cups Beef Broth (use 1/2 cup less if only 3 potatoes)
4 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 small bag of baby carrots (or 4 whole carrots, sliced)
3 celery stalks, chopped

Directions:
Place meat in slow cooker (Crockpot) and sprinkle with seasoning salt.

In a small bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pepper and paprika. Pour over meat and stir to coat all of the meat.

Add the garlic and Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots and celery and give a good stir.

Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours OR high for 4-6

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