Tuesday, January 05, 2010

patience is a virtue: slow cook beef stew

tonight, i came home to a wonderfully smelling delight that peg had made this morning in the slow cooker. these types of recipes are best when you know you don't have a lot of time after work.  you can throw all the ingredients into the crockpot and by the time you're home, you have a delicious meal just waiting for you.  we added some extra pepper and topped it off with a little sprinkle of salty parmesan cheese.  we also served it with some sourdough bread that served as the perfect dipper.

(from myrecipes.com)

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • s&p

  • directions:
  • place meat in slow cooker. in a small bowl mix together the flour, salt, and pepper; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture. stir in the garlic, bay leaf, paprika, worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and celery. cover, and cook on low setting for 10 to 12 hours.

doesn't it just warm your belly looking at it?


  1. ooh I just got a crockpot! I'll def have to try that, looks delicious!

  2. definitely try it. leftovers for lunch today were even better.