My husband and I really enjoyed this stew. Becasue he loves garlic so much, he asked that I add a few cloves of garlic which I did toward the end of the cooking time. But it tasted great even before I added the garlic. I did as you suggested and thickened it with 1/2 cup of watr with 2 tbsp of flour. This is a stew I will make over and over. Thank you so much, Smoke Alarm Jr.
This stew was just what we wanted on this snowy evening! I used 2 cups of vegetable stock(I had it open in the frige) and one cup water. Added a parsnip. It was so good with all the vegetables. We like our vegetable under cooked so I left them in large pieces. Cooked on low for 8 hours and everything was perfect. I used 2 tablespoon of cornstarch to thicken. Thanks smokealarm jr for a tasty easy recipe
I made this yesterday and it came out great but I made some adjustments based on what I had in my cupboard. I did not use water and boullion but instead 2 1/2 cans of beef broth. From the fried meat drippings I added flour and made a roux then added the remaining 1/2 can of beef broth plus 2 ladles of the crock pot broth then stirred that back into the crock pot to thicken. I didn't like the gooey flour on the meat so next time I will just brown the meat plain without rolling it in flour first.
Delicious and easy-to-make! Perfect for a cold fall/winter supper. Thanks Smoke Alarm Jr this is a wonderful stew that we will have often.