Thursday, January 17, 2013

chunky beef stew


 
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This ones for the crock pot and oh my its the best beef stew I have had! This one was found here,  went back for seconds and were stuffed to the rafters with goodness. It was a chilly night around 10 degrees and just perfect for warming the belly.

Arent these bowls the cutest?! They are vintage and made in the USA {Ebay baby!}. I'll be trying a homemade onion soup in these cuties next week, can't wait!

Whats your favorite soup?


 
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew
  • 2 lbs of stewing beef, trimmed and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium sized onions, chopped into large pieces
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • about 20 mini-potatoes, cut large ones in half, leave smallest ones as is (I like to use a mix of yellow, red and blue, no need to peel)
  • 1 28 oz. can whole tomatoes (I use plum tomatoes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 cups sodium reduced beef broth, divided
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and then lightly brown the meat in batches. Transfer browned beef to a plate and set aside.
Dump the tomatoes into the slow cooker (juice and all). Crush them with a potato masher or the back of a spoon. Add the onions, celery, carrots and potatoes. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning over the vegetables and then add the beef and any accumulated drippings. Pour 2 1/2 cups of the beef broth over the beef and vegetables. Give the mixture a quick stir. Add the bay leaves.
Cover and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours.
About 20 minutes before serving, add the peas (no need to defrost first), salt and pepper. In a small bowl whisk together the flour and remaining 1/2 cup of beef broth, creating a smooth paste. Stir into the stew. Replace the slow cooker cover and cook until thickened (about 15-20 minutes).
Remove the bay leaves before serving.
 
 

8 comments:

  1. Oh you know I pinned it! Gotta try this out. It's been cold for sunny California these past few days. =0)
    And those bowls are the cutest!!!
    ~Kim

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  2. Another So Cal eater here! and, wow you read my mind with this post--I even have stew beef in the fridge, so it's off to try your recipe (seriously, hoping it will be ready for dinner!)

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  3. yesyesyes!! i'm all about the crockpot cooking (in so lazy with the kitchen)and this sounds ah-mazing. pinning this!

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  4. This Looks so fantastic I have to make!!

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  5. We LOVE beef stew in our house! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects!

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