Total Time
24hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 24 hrs

from the book "slow cooking" by Joanna White. I've made some minor changes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the beef into 1" squares.
  2. Put all but the flour and butter into a slow cooker.
  3. Put the cooker on low and cook 8-10 hours.
  4. After 8-10 hours, mix the butter with the flour into a paste.
  5. Stir the paste into the stew.
  6. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper or anything else you desire.
  7. Turn cooker onto high and allow to thicken, maybe 20 minutes.
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I am very sorry but this recipe turned out inedible for me. The only change I made was to the amount of beer. Since a bottle is 12 oz. I had to open a second bottle to get the full 16. The liquid didn't come close to covering the meat and veggies though so I poured in the rest of the beer and added some water until it did. As it cooked, it started to give off a bitter, rancid smell. When I sampled it, the taste was also very bitter and it left a pretty bad aftertaste. The only thing I can think of is if maybe the oregano is supposed to be fresh not dried. Other than that, I'm not sure what could have made it so bitter. Unfortunately, I am now working on coming up with something else for supper. I'm sorry.