Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs
A very easy meal to make. Just throw it all in a crock pot, and let it cook all day. Ready when you get home from work.
- 1 lb stewing beef
- 1 onion, cut into wedges
- 3 potatoes, cut into chunks
- 3 carrots, cut into large chunks
- 2 cups water
- 3 beef bouillon cubes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
- Put all ingredients into a crock pot/slow cooker and turn on high.
- Let cook at least 4 hours though it can cook for longer.
- Seasonings and cornstarch can all be adjusted to suit personal taste.
I made this stew today...with 2 slight alterations. First, I always brown my beef (stew or roast) in a skillet before I slow cook it. At the last minute, I added a generous amount (end of my bottle) of worcestershire sauce to the stew as it started to cook. This is the best stew I ever made, and it may have been one of the best in history. :) I also added frozen peas to this stew this time.
I'm not very good as cooking but this was as simple as it gets. Came out great and had plenty left over. Best beef stew that I've tasted in a long time.
Very good. Just like mom use to make. Not many use cornstarch (flour) to thicken it. My husbands mom doesnt so he wasnt use to it but he really likes it. I cheated because I didn't have fresh carrots, I used frozen peas and carrots.