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Slow Cooker Beef Stew a la Lynn

 

Good wintertime meal. Serve with crusty French baguette to sop up the gravy.
120

Yield

14

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

10

hrs

Ready

10½

hrs

 

Ingredients

2 ½ pounds stewing beef
cut into 1-inch cubes
¼ cup all-purpose flour
plus 1 tablespoon
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 whole bay leaves
*
¾ teaspoon paprika
¾ teaspoon thyme
dried, crushed, or ground marjoram
*
1 pinch creole seasoning
Emeril's "BAM" preferably
*
1 ½ teaspoons worcestershire sauce
2 cups beef stock
1 teaspoon brown sauce
preferably "Gravy Master"
*
1 large sweet vidalia onions
chopped
3 medium new potatoes
Red Bliss or Yukon Gold, diced into 1-inch pieces
*
5 medium carrots
sliced
2 stalks celery
sliced
*
1 cup peas, frozen
not "baby peas;" do not thaw
*
1 cup mushrooms, button
sliced thickly

Directions

In a large ziplock bag, combine flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, paprika and "BAM." Shake to combine; add beef cubes and shake to thoroughly coat.

Spray inside of crock with cooking spray. Add all the vegetables (except the frozen peas), bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce and Gravy Master. Stir well; cover with the beef broth.

Cover and cook on LOW setting for 10 to 12 hours, or on HIGH setting for 4 to 6 hours, or start on LOW for 10 hours, then switch to HIGH for 1½ hours.

Stir in frozen peas during the last ½ hour of cooking. If need be, thicken stew with a cornstarch slurry (1 Tbs. cornstarch mixed with a small amount of cold water).

Shut off power and unplug unit. Serve hot with crusty French bread.

NOTE:

If meat and vegetables are prepped in advance and refrigerated, remove from refrigerator ½ hour before assembling in crock to let them come to room temperature.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+1

almost 5 years

I haven't had a great stew in almost 20 years. I tried this for Xmas eve, and it was fantastic. Instead of stew meat I used London Broil. I also added a cup of corn cut from the cob. Excellent recipe!

+5

almost 8 years

Excellent.

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Comments

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 almost 5 years ago

Sounds like a mouth-watering beef stew, thanks for both of the reviews. Now it's our turn to test it out, Lynn, thanks for sharing a great beef stew recipe :)

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 175g (6.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 26854% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 316mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 46g
Vitamin A 74% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2% Iron 15%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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