Winter Beef Stew With Apricots and Prunes

READY IN: 11hrs 20mins
Recipe by Recipe Junkie

From "The Best Slow Cooker Cookbook Ever"

Top Review by emil5006

I thought this would have been good but the combination of flavors were awful. I followed the recipe to the "T" and was really disappointed. It may have been the combination of the Dark Beer and prunes, even the apricots or marmalade perhaps. Sorry, but I tried, but even my dog wouldn't eat it, I don't recommend this to anyone.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 6 quart electric slow cooker, mix together beer, brandy, Worcestershire sauce, marmalade, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, pepper and flour.
  2. Reserve 1/2 to 3/4 c of this beer mixture.
  3. To the mixture remaining in slow cooker, add the potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, apricots and prunes.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Cut the beef in half horizontally so you end up with two pieces, each about 1 and 1/2" thick.
  6. Add to slow cooker.
  7. evenly pour the reserved beer mixture over the top.
  8. Cover and cook on the low heat setting 10-11 hoursor until the beef and potatoes are tender, stirring once during the cooking time if possible.
  9. Taste and season with more cinnamon and nutmeg if desired.

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