Sunday, February 24, 2013

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

If you were to spend any time watching what I bring to work for lunches, you'd notice this time of year I eat a lot of stews.  They're easy (especially slow-cooker ones), they're affordable, and they're very filling in a winter-comfort-food way.  I've been trying a few different recipes, some worth sharing, others not so much.  This one I've already shared with my family and everybody loves it.  The best part of a slow cooker recipe is the way the house smells when you come home after the work day - it's a preview to the yummy supper you don't have to cook!

Another bonus is that a lot of these items are weekly staples, so they're always on hand, saving you a trip to the grocery store.

Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
Makes: 6 servings

2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups beef broth
3 potatoes, diced
4 carrots, sliced
1 stalk celery, chopped

Place meat in slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt, and pepper; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture. Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and celery. 

Cover, and cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 6 hours.

Source: allrecipes. 

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