Never Fail, Never Watch Beef Stew (Crock Pot)
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- Ready In:
- 4hrs 20mins
- Place oil in pan to heat, while dredging beef in flour.
- Lightly brown the beef on all sides.
- Place all ingredients in crock pot in exact order: potatoes, carrots, beef, onion, salt¸ and pepper, tomatoes or juice, and water.
- Never stir it until it is DONE.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or on low if you will be gone 8-9 hours.
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This wasn't as good as my stovetop recipe but it was good enough for when crockpot is the only way I will get dinner on the table. It is very healthy but a little bland. I think spicy V-8 might be a good choice--or maybe a bay leaf. It is a good starting point for a good recipe so thank you for submitting.
I have made this, I don't know, 3-4 times since I found this recipe last October. I, too, cut the potatoes into quarters or even sixths, just depending on the size of the tater. I use baby carrots and just cut them in half, using enough to make a complete layer across the taters. I trim up the beef a little more and cut the pieces smaller than the butcher, just my preference. Someone posted about using the dredging in a baggie method and warned about not getting the excess flour into the pan, and I wanted to say thank you so much for that tip! I use the reduced-sodium V8 juice, although I'm anxious to try it with my sister's homemade V8 juice (good stuff). About an hour before dinner, I mix it up good and throw in an envelope of McCormick brown gravy mix and stir it in. This is soooo good with a big ol' honkin' piece of sourdough bread on a cold and snowy winter night. Thank you so so so much for sharing this!!
My SO asked if I would make stew for dinner,so I made this one on 1/07/08.With my crockpot running hot,even on low it was done in about 5 hours.I personally liked the taste,just need to add a little bit more pepper next time.And far as I'm concerned there will be a next time.Thanks for posting,and "Keep Smiling :)"