A practical recipe that thrives on simplicity, avoiding any extra steps, and sticks to the essentials.
Thought you were too busy to cook dinner today? Here is a solution for you. This easy three steps, hand-off recipe everyone will wonder how you get so much done. All you need is a slow cooker and twenty minutes. This beef stew cooks itself so that you don’t have to; slowly cooked, hearty, and flavorful, this stew with potatoes, celery, broth, herbs, and spices is perfect for a busy day. The results will leave you, and the other guests at the table, asking for a second plate.
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 12 hrs
Total time: 12 hrs 20 mins
Total servings: 6
Yields: 6 servings
|2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces|
|¼ cup all-purpose flour|
|teaspoon ground black pepper|
|1 clove garlic, minced|
|1 bay leaf|
|1 teaspoon paprika|
|1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce|
|1 onion, chopped|
|1 cups beef broth|
|3 medium (2-1/4″ to 3″ diameter, raw) potatoes, diced|
|4 carrot, (7-1/2″)s carrots, sliced|
|1 stalk celery, chopped|
Take the meat and place it in a slow cooker. Grab a small mixing bowl; in it mix the flour, salt, and pepper. Pour this mixture over the meat, stir and coat the meat with the flour mixture. Make sure that all sides of the meat are properly coated with the flour mixture.
Grab the garlic, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, celery. Add these ingredients to the slow cooker, and stir until every ingredient is well mixed together.
With every ingredient inside the slow cooker, mixed and ready, cover it with a lid. Set the setting to Low and cook for 10 to 12 hours. You can also cook the stew in half of the time by setting the slow cooker to High. It should then take 4 to 6 hours to cook. Tip: Slower cooking time results in more tender beef and flavorful dish.
We hope you enjoyed this wonderful, hands-off, beef stew recipe. You can complement this stewed beef with mashed potatoes, a simple salad, or any kind of bread.
Adapted from AllRecipe.Com “Beef Stew Recipe I”. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 576.3 calories; protein 44.1g 88% DV; carbohydrates 29.8g 10% DV; fat 30.3g 47% DV; cholesterol 131.5mg 44% DV; sodium 541.5mg 22% DV.