Wonderful stew! I dusted my stew meat in seasoned flour and browned it in olive oil before putting it in the crock pot. I added some things-chopped onion, celery, more carrots (6), fresh sliced mushrooms, 6 minced garlic cloves instead of the powder, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, Emeril's Essence, seasoned salt, and a bay leaf. I used beef consomme instead of the broth. I used Great Northern white beans and I added in some fresh minced parsley when I put them in. If the stew is too soupy for you, the flouring /browning meat step will help and another great tip is : when adding the beans, remove a quarter of them and mash them with a potato masher before putting them in the crock pot with the rest of the beans. It will thicken the stew nicely. I recommend using the wine instead of the water, as Parsley did. I served this with crusty sourdough rolls. My whole family LOVED it and I will make this again for sure-so easy and economical too! Thanks!
This was really good! I used green beans instead of carrots, but other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. I served with crusty Italian bread to sop up the lovely gravy.
Pretty good, although mine came out pretty soupy. I made exactly per the recipe, and found it a bit bland...next time I'll go to town with the garlic! The good news is that my whole family enjoyed eating this! Thanks for sharing!
Delicious and easy! Smells wonderful while cooking. I used the 1/2 cup red wine and I recommend using that instead of the alternative water listed. I used several cloves of minced fresh garlic instead of the garlic powder, otherwise, I made it as written. Thanx for a great Crockpot recipe; I'll make this again.