Sunday, November 10, 2013

Crock Pot Beef Stew








Here is the truth about beef stew.  I was never a fan until I made this recipe…, which was given to me by my sister Silvana – she doesn't cook this in the crock-pot, so this can also be cooked on the stove top.  By the way, she got this recipe from my mother-in-law…who knew.

Crock-Pot Beef Stew
Printable Recipe
Two large carrots and potatoes peel and cut in small chunks -
Start with beef cube or beef for stew found in all supermarket… about a pound and half; trim any fat and cut the cubes to bite size.  Season the beef with a pinch of salt and a smaller pinch of black pepper. In  Ziploc add  2 cups of flour season with salt and black pepper…small pinches will do.
Coat beef flour, in a pan coat bottom with olive oil and pan fry in low medium heat in batches searing and browning the meat.  Once all the beef pieces are all fried and brown I return all the beef cubes to the pan, turn the heat on high and add a half of bottle of a good beer. Either I use a stout or if I have a lager, like a Samuel Adams I will use that, if I only have a stout beer like Guinness I use less than a ½ of the bottle.  I let the beef cook in the beer scraping the bottom for about five minutes.








In the crock-pot, I line the bottom with the carrots and potatoes, and add a bag of frozen vegetables for stew.  I add the beef and pour one jar of beef gravy and two small cans of tomato sauce (4 oz. cans.)  I swish a little bit of water in the jar that the gravy was in and add that too, two small pinches of salt and black pepper, a couple of bay leaves, cover and slow cook for  4 to 6 hours on high or 10 to 12 hours on low.  








This freezes well and can be reheated on the stove…on the side we served egg noodles.







                                                         

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