Favorite Beef Stew

Dawn Whitted

By
@dawn01

With the weather cooling down this recipe worked it's way into my kitchen today. The recipe probably came from a little inspiration from dad, an old recipe book and flavors that I think of in the early Fall.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

4 Hr

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

2 lb
beef sirloin tip roast, cubed
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning
1 1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 c
water, cold *or 1c water & 1c beer* see step 6
6 medium
red potatoes
4 stick
celery ribs
3-4
carrots, chopped
1 large
yellow onion
1 pkg
dry onion soup mix
1
bay leaf, dried
1 can(s)
stewed tomatoes, broken/cut up
1 Tbsp
corn starch
1/2 c
water, cold
Pinch
salt & black pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat large crockpot on low heat.
Preheat large skillet on medium/high heat on stovetop with oil.
2
Cut beef into 1 1/4 inch cubes, In large mixing bowl combine beef cubes, worcestershire sauce, italian seasoning, garlic powder and red pepper flake. Let soak for a few minutes then dredge the beef tips in flour to coat liberally.
3
Brown beef in heated skillet for approximately 5-7 minutes stirring so that all sides are browned. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
4
While pan is still hot deglaze with 1C water. Scrape drippings from the bottom of the skillet and add the drippings to the preheated crockpot.
5
Peel and dice the carrots, peel and half the onion and slice, chop celery, dice the potatoes (peeling is optional). If potatoes are russets I prefer to peel them.
6
Add the vegetables to the crockpot. Add the beef, stewed tomatoes, the second cup of water, dry onion soup mix, and bay leaf, cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

*I replace 1C of the water in this recipe with beer and it really amps it up!
7
The flour dusted on the beef in step 2 usually thickens this stew enough but
If you need to thicken a bit - 30 minutes prior to serving combine corn starch and 1/2C cold water add to the bubbling stew broth. Should be like a gravy sauce when served.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #crockpot, #stew