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Slow Cooked Beef Stew

Bowl of Hearty Beef Stew

A truly Hearty Beef Stew with extra lean stew meat, plenty of vegetables and tons of beefy good flavor. Inlcudes all the stew favorites - onions, garlic, potatoes, celery and carrots. Have this hearty and healthier Slow Cooked Beef Stew awaiting you when you come home from a busy day.

Ingredients

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1-1/2 to 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 cup Butter Flavor Crisco
1 small onion, cut into thin wedges
2 cloves minced garlic
4 potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 medium carrots cut into 1-inch pieces
5 cups water
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1/4 cup red wine, optional
1 teaspoon bouquet sauce, optional

Directions

Slow-Cooker Variation:
*Note the reduced amount of water.
Combine flour, salt, and pepper in large plastic food-storage bag. Add beef. Shake to coat. In large skillet or Dutch oven, melt Butter Flavor Crisco. Add onion, garlic, coated beef, and any remaining flour mixture. Cook over medium-high heat until beef is brown. Add mixture to slow cooker with the potatoes, celery, carrots, 3-4 cups water, and parsley flakes. Cook on low for 8-12 hours or on high for 5-6 hours. Add wine and bouquet sauce during last 30 minutes of cooking time.

Standard Directions:
Combine flour, salt, and pepper in large plastic food-storage bag. Add beef. Shake to coat. In Dutch oven melt Butter Flavor Crisco. Add onion, garlic, coated beef, and any remaining flour mixture. Cook over medium-high heat until beef is brown. Add potatoes, celery, carrots, water, and parsley flakes. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, or until beef is tender. Add wine and bouquet sauce during last 30 minutes of cooking time.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 8 servings.

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