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crockpot beef stew made with a coconut roux

Recipe by
Ann Lombardi
Vestal, NY

Using coconut milk to make sauces is a wonderful alternative for those whom are lactose intolerant. My hero Deni Elwood taught me this trick! She is a genius! Deni also suggested using the plastic bag crock pot liners and clean up is a snap!

yield 6 to 8
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For crockpot beef stew made with a coconut roux

  • 1 1/2 lb
    stew beef
  • 2 lg
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    coconut milk, unsweetened
  • flour to make roux
  • 2
    envelopes of dry french onion soup

How To Make crockpot beef stew made with a coconut roux

  • 1
    Cut up potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, and mushrooms and set aside.
  • 2
    Place small batches of cubed stew meat into a plastic bag and dredge with flour.
  • 3
    Sear the floured meat in olive oil and set aside. Repeat the process until all of the floured meat is seared.
  • 4
    Deglaze the frying pan with coconut milk stirring constantly and add more flour as needed to make the roux.
  • 5
    Add an envelope of dry French onion soup and continue to stir constantly!!! Add more flour, coconut milk, and dry French onion soup mix as needed! Stir until liquid is nice and creamy!
  • 6
    Place seared beef into the bottom of a crockpot.
  • 7
    Place chopped onions, celery, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms on top.
  • 8
    Add salt, pepper, and parsley to taste.
  • 9
    Pour the French onion coconut roux into the crockpot and add a cup of water if the roux is too thick.
  • 10
    Turn the crockpot on low and cook for six hours. Presto!