Perfect Beef Stew

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: 6
Prep Time:
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Ingredients

1 1/2 to 2 lb stew meat cut into 1/2 inch chunks
1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
4 Tbsp vegtable oil
8 small baby carrots, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
10 small new potatoes cut into quarters
20 1/2 oz ( 2- 10.25 ounce) jars beef gravy
1 1/2 oz packet dry beef stew seasoning
1/2 can(s) beer
1/2 to 2/3 c frozen peas
1 c frozen pearl onions

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Jane McMillan-Whittaker Recipe
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Well Seasoned
Massena (now in FL), NY
janenov46
Member Since Oct 2010
Jane's notes for this recipe:
I tried quite a few different ways to make beef stew and this is made in the crock pot so it is so tender.
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Directions

1
Cut beef into 1/2 inch pieces.
2
In a zip lock bag, put in the flour, and salt and pepper.
Add the beef to bag, shaking to coat, you will probably have to do this a few times to get all the beef coated
3
Heat vegtable oil on a large fry pan and saute the beef until browned, you might need to do this in two batches too
4
Put a disposable liner in your slow cooker, and add the meat.
5
To the fry pan that you browned your meat in, add the beer and simmer for a few minutes to get all the little crunchie things. That's where the love is. Pour this over meat.
6
Cut carrots an potatoes into chunks, put in pot.
Put onions in pot.
7
Sprinkle the beef stew seasoning packet over.
8
Pour gravy over, and give a stir.
9
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours
10
Half hour before you are ready to eat, add peas, cover and continue to cook. At serving time give a stir.

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user Dana Ramsey DRamsey - Nov 4, 2010
Jane this is almost exactly as mine I just don't use pearl onions I slice my onions and then throw everything in a crockpot on low and cook for 8 hours. Yum.
user Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Nov 4, 2010
Bet you made from trial and error just like I did, if you use frozen pearl onions, you don't even have onions to chop, not that I am lazy :)
user Dana Ramsey DRamsey - Nov 4, 2010
Yes I tried so many recipes that just didn't click. I think the beer is the key as it makes the meat so moist and tender. I will try it with the pearl onions as my husband loves onions and one less thing to chop with my schedule will be a huge help! I do try to get things done the night before so then all I have to do is throw everything in the crockpot and turn it on. I would never consider you lazy! You have so many wonderful recipes. Added you as my favorite cook so I don't miss one single recipe of yours:)
user Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Nov 4, 2010
Hugs to you Dana. I have been cooking for nearly 50 years now and that fact alone makes for a lot of recipies.
If you never tied the disposable liners, try them they save tons of clean up
user Dana Ramsey DRamsey - Nov 4, 2010
Hugs right back to you! I am all for easy cleanup. Thanks for the tip. I will try them the next time! I use my crockpot a lot. It saves time and allows me to have a good homecooked meal for my husband and our remaining son who is at home.

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