Prep 20 mins
Cook 9 hrs 30 mins
This is an adaptation of a recipe from Betty Crocker. My family really loved this recipe, including my very picky son. We had ours with Italian bread for dipping.
- 1 lb boneless steak (I used a cheap braising steak)
- 1 lb small red potato, cut into 1/4 inch slices
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup of chopped carrot
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 (14 1/2 ounce) cans beef broth
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- Turn on crock pot, cut beef into bite size pieces.
- Mix beef, potatoes, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, bouillon, pepper, and broth in the crock pot (all ingredients except water and flour).
- Cover and cook on low setting for 8-9 hours.
- Turn crock pot on high, mix flour and water.
- Gradually stir in the flour mixture to the crock pot.
- Cover and cook an additional 25 minutes or until thickened.
I made this for PAC Fall 2008. There's nothing really wrong with this recipe other than it didn't have enough flavor for our tastes. I think it could do with less broth, at least one can less. I added a big dash of Montreal Steak Seasoning to the left overs. I think that this is a good base recipe. Other veggies could be added and any number of spices.
Threw this in the slow cooker last night. Used leftover steak that mu husband grilled. Left out the celery and used celery salt. Did not have any fresh onions on hand so used dried. I also added half of a bag of frozen peas and corn to the pot. It was a little on the bland side for our taste so close to the end of cooking time I added a couple of good size dashes of Tony's Creole Seasoning and garlic powder. Will make again using the extra spices and maybe adding a few others. Update - Made this for dinner again tonight using leftover grilled steak and leftover baked potatoes. Made on the stove top by sauteing the carrots in butter. When they were done I added the chopped onions and steak....sauted for a few minutes and added broth, simmered for about 15 minutes then added the leftover pototes that I had chopped up. Simmered another 15 minutes then added a couple of good dashes of Montreal Steak Seasoning. Came together very quickly given almost everything was already cooked and tasted better to me than when done in the crockpot.
A nice basic soup/stew. I prepared as directed but I did add a little more flour as I wanted more of a gravy than a broth and I used stew meat for convenience. Love the mild onion and garlic flavor that my old stew recipe lacked. Thanks for sharing!