Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs
A very simple, yet hearty beef stew. It always receives raves!
- 2 lbs stewing beef, cubed
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1⁄2 cups beef stock
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 bay leaf
- 6 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, sliced
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 3 potatoes, cubed
- Combine flour, salt and pepper.
- Coat beef with flour mixture.
- Put beef mixture and all other ingredients in crockpot.
- Cook 4-6 hours on high or 10-12 hours on low.
Just a wonderful simple full of beefy goodness stew. I didn't not flour the beef but did use a cornstartch slurry to thicken at the end. I added the potatoes about halfway thro cooking only because sometimes I find they get overccoked. I also added more broth but I also added more veggies ( personal likes is all) Made for PRMR Tag
I agree with the girl that said too much pepper bot enough flavor elsewhere. If you were to follow the recipe exactly. Which i did until a little more than halfway through cooking when i tasted it you would be very disappointed. I added onion soup mix and A1 plus garlic and onion powder and it made an acceptable beef stew. Definitely not what i was craving or expecting. I was truely diappointed.
given how simple this recipe is, I was surprised at how flavorful it was too! my family really enjoyed it. I didn't change much, just added about a Tbsp of soy sauce and another 1-2 Tbsp of ketchup because I know we like these flavors in beef stew. Next time I may add more carrots as well.