I wanted to make stew, but I didn't want to make a lot so this recipe came out of the darkest corners of my brain. And by the way, this recipe is just enough for two hearty bowlfuls. If you want to double this, go right ahead. Please feel free to adjust the seasonings to your own taste. Submitted to "ZAAR" on December 30th, 2008.
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 lb beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1 1⁄2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 3⁄4 cup carrot, diced
- 1 1⁄2 cups beef broth
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 bay leaf
- Mix flour, kosher salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder together in a large plastic bag.
- Add beef stew chunks, coating well.
- Place coated meat into a 2 quart slow cooker.
- Top meat with potatoes and carrots.
- Mix together beef broth and worcestershire sauce, and pour over potatoes.
- Top with bay leaf, and cover.
- Cook on low for 6 hours.
- After cooking remove bay leaf and stir so meat and veggies are combined.
- Serve with your favorite crusty bread.
A really easy and hearty stew that has just the perfect amount of seasonings. I did use closer to 2lbs. of meat and so adjusted the rest of the ingredients accordingly. This got me 4 good servings. Great comfort food Chef!~ Made for Soups On in the Diabetic Forum~
What a fantastic recipe & an "smaller" portion way to serve the hubby beef stew w/o a ton of leftovers! I DID cut this in half after reading reviews--hubby did eat a big portion but there was a small "side portion" leftover. I ended using 1 1/4 cups of broth & 1/4 cup of water, though--b/c I needed to make sure the veggies & meat were covered well--and I cut down on the veggies. used 1/4 cup carrots & about 1 cup potatoes. I added 1 more tbsp of flour at the end, and whisked it up to thicken a bit more. Mine cooked in about 5 1/2 hours & I enjoyed the ease of the crockpot. Thanks for sharing!!
This was delicious!! I wanted an easy stew to make and this fit the bill. Unfortunately, I had to leave out the taters and carrots per our new diet. The meat was very tender and tasty. Will make this one again!