Jane Whittaker Recipe

Perfect Beef Stew

By Jane Whittaker janenov46

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Jane's Story

I tried quite a few different ways to make beef stew and this is made in the crock pot so it is so tender.


1 1/2 to 2 lb
stew meat cut into 1/2 inch chunks
1/2 c
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)
1/2 to 2/3 c
frozen peas
1 c
frozen pearl onions

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut beef into 1/2 inch pieces.
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
Heat vegtable oil on a large fry pan and saute the beef until browned, you might need to do this in two batches too
Put a disposable liner in your slow cooker, and add the meat.
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.
Cut carrots an potatoes into chunks, put in pot.
Put onions in pot.
Sprinkle the beef stew seasoning packet over.
Pour gravy over, and give a stir.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours
Half hour before you are ready to eat, add peas, cover and continue to cook. At serving time give a stir.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Jane Whittaker janenov46
Sep 24, 2012
Home made is best, but I usually buy the store brand(Publix) when I am doing the quickie version.
Regina Leone rqhearts
Sep 23, 2012
What kind of beef gravy do you use? Thank you.
Sep 11, 2012 - Jane Whittaker shared this recipe with discussion groups: I NEED a Picture to Cook!!! In the Garden----Out of the Garden
Nancy Thomas Nanaluvsherbabies
Jan 18, 2012
They were yummy, tho the walmart here didn't have any of the frozen ones. I just bought a bag in the produce section & cleaned 'em & threw them in, lol.
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Jan 18, 2012
Both of my BF's and my mom are just tiny little ladies and they really don't eat much. It is hard to get enough nutrition down the elder folks when the quantity of food is so little.
Would think an old classic like this might go over really well.
I made this stew for my mom and she liked the pearl onions the best.