Apple Cider Beef Stew

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READY IN: 9hrs 20mins
Recipe by lecole54

A friend of my brother's made this for a New Year's Eve party. He prevailed upon her to give him the recipe and promptly emailed it to me, urging me to "make this at once," which I did. He was so right!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs lean stewing beef
  • 8 medium carrots, sliced thin
  • 6 medium potatoes, sliced thin
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 12 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cups apple cider (use actual cider, not unfiltered apple juice, or the stew will be too sweet)


  1. Place carrots, potatoes, and apples in crock pot.
  2. Add meat & sprinkle with salt, thyme, and chopped onion.
  3. Pour the cider over the meat.
  4. Cover & cook over LOW heat 8-10 hours.
  5. Thicken juices with flour/cold water mixture ( l-l/2 to 2 tbs flour & 2 tbs water), cooking on HIGH in slow cooker until thickened.

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