1/3 cup flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 lb stewing beef 1 med onion, diced 1 garlic clove, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 4 med potatoes (peeled & cubed) 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 3 cups boiling water 1-40g pkg of dry onion soup mix 1-2 tsp beef bouillon granules 1 tbsp fresh rosemary (optional) 1 tsp fresh thyme (optional) 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Mix flour with salt and pepper in a large ziploc bag, or plastic bowl with lid. Cut stewing beef into 1" cubes and then toss in flour mixture. Shake to coat. Add oil to non-stick skillet and then add beef and flour mixture (including any excess flour). Brown beef then add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is soft. Place beef, garlic and onion mixture in bottom of slow cooker with the rosemary and thyme and let cook on low until meat is tender. Then add potatoes carrots, celery, water, soup mix, bouillon and Worcestershire sauce. Cook on high for 2-1/2 hours, and then turn down to low for 2 more hours. If you have a little more time to spare cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until potatoes and carrots are tender. No extra thickening of the beef stew gravy should be required. It turns out perfectly for me every time. Makes about eight 1-1/2 cup servings
Very tasty. Bullion is left out of the ingredients list, but in the cooking directions. I used a 14oz. can of beef broth and 10oz of water, combined and boiled to replace the 3 cups boiling water. Turned out fabulous!!!
It was delicious! The whole family enjoyed it. I made some changes like the ratings before (cooked onions with wine, used beef boullion, and used a bay leaf). There was a lot of extra "gravy" which I froze and will add slow cooked chuck roast to it for a meal next week.
Wow!!! this is great, could not believe its a healty meal !!! I left out the beef bouillon granules and dry onion soup mix, but add 1 cup grean beans, used only 1 & a half cup of hot water. Did it in my electric preasure cooker. I will definately make this again !!!!
Made this tonight and my husband and I both loved it! Very filling and delicious. The only thing I changed was used a bay leaf instead of the rosemary and thyme [was all out] and added a little extra garlic. Will definitely make again!
I followed this recipe with only one substitution, I did not have rosemary so I used a bayleaf instead. It was delicious and very easy to make. Hubby and I will be making this often this fall and winter. On the down side the gravy was a little runny so I am going to try reducing the water.
Very good recipe - I doubled it and then found that there was too much liquid when I doubled it and it didn't really thicken, despite adding the flour. Maybe I didn't follow closely enough - but it was delicious!