Beef Stew

I have been informed that “stew” sounds weird and old, BUT I think it could bring you back to home and happy memories.  This recipe is a great comfort food that just helps make a hard day a little easier. Did I mention its a crock pot recipe?  Oh yeah, it is, so throw it all into the crock pot and when you come home enjoy a beautiful home cooked meal!

Ingredients:

  • beef chuck for stew (literally labeled as this in the store)
  • packet of dry onion soup mix
  • either some worchestire or steak sauce
  • onions
  • potatoes
  • water
  • bay leaf
  • salt, pepper, garlic
  • flour

How to:

  1. mix a 1/4 cup of flour with a generous amount of garlic a bit of salt and pepper.  You are going to take your meat and coat it in the flour. Then place in the crock pot.
  2. I used 2 small onions and a hand full of baby carrots.  Slicing up the onions and chopping the carrots into bite sized pieces. Add to the pot.
  3. Then boil about 4 cups of water and mix with the package of onion soup mix.  Pour this over the everything in the crock pot.
  4. Cut potatoes into bit sized pieces as well and add those in, about 2 potatoes should be good depending on size
  5. Add a bit more salt and pepper, a dash of which ever sauce you have, then 2 bay leafs.
  6. Let it cook on high for about 8 hrs, you need to let it cook a long time to allow it to reduce and the flavors fully combine
  7. I ate it with a side of rice and was very full and happy 😀

 

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