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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!
I just realized I haven't reviewed this yet!I made this last week and when I got home from work,supper was ready...and was it ever tasty!I used a beef roast and cut it up into small pieces,it was amazingly tender.I did not have beef broth so I used onion soup mix/soup base instead and it worked great.I thought it might be too onion-y but not at all.This made enough for 4 people so I froze the rest for another meal.This is a great basic beef stew,just what I wanted.Thanks!
This was delicious and easy. I subbed half the beef broth with red wine and followed the rest to a T. As someone else suggested, I think I will throw in some frozen peas next time I make this. It seems not all crockpots are created equal, mine was done in 5 hours on low.
I prepared this just as written. I loved it and DH not so much. I thought the seasonings were just perfect. It did take longer than 6 hours to cook. Perhaps because I used my old crock pot which doesn't cook as hot as the newer appliances. Made for Kittencals Kitchen Crock Pot and Rice Cooker Game.
DH and I are simultaneously eyeing up the last few morsels. If an argument erupts, call 911 and report a domestic violence...on him...on him, silly, not me!
This is an *excellent* basic stew. The broth thickened nicely with the flour used to coat the meat. I didn't have the onion nor garlic powders, so I used fresh. The next time I make this, I'll probably add some frozen peas close to the finished time. It did take 10 hours on low to cook, but that may have something to do with my slow cooker. In any case, it was very well received around the supper table. Thanks Shapeweaver for a lovely meal. Made for: Soup is On! ~ Jan 2010 - Diabetic Forum
This would be an excellent choice for a beginning cook or someone with picky eaters in the family. The result is a mild stew which thickens beautifully in the crockpot. I made some changes (half of the meat, added celery & bell pepper, used onions) to meet my family's preferences and was very happy with the result. Served with cornbread and a cucumber salad. Thank you for sharing your recipe!
This stew is excellent, shapeweaver! I added an extra pound of stew meat and used quartered onions instead of onion powder and adjusted the flour appropriately. The meat is tender and there is no need to thicken the gravy as it is perfect right out of the crockpot! Thanks for the delicious stew, shapeweaver!