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Friday, January 4, 2013

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

I have come to the conclusion that I don't use my slow cooker enough. One of my resolutions this year, is to use it more. I believe that using a slow cooker makes life easier ... but for some reason, I don't utilize this tool enough!







Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Yield: 6-8 servings

2 lbs. beef stew meat
½ cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. paprika
3 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 bay leaves
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 cups water
1 pkt. beef-flavored Swanson flavor boost
1 large onion, chopped
4-5 medium red-skinned potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped

Combine the stew meat and flour in a large resealable bag. Seal the bag and shake to coat the meat with flour. Add 2 tbsp. of oil to a skillet; heat over medium-high heat. Add the beef and brown on all sides. Remove from the heat and add the beef to a slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours or on high heat for 4-6 hours. Remove bay leaves before serving. 

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14 comments:

  1. Great recipe! I'll have to use my pressure cooker but I am sure it will taste almost the same :-) Love these recipes with the meat and veggies all into one pot !

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  2. It looks delicious! Thank you for joining Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back and VOTE on Sunday!

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  3. Looks yummy! I started using my slow cooker alot more in the past year..it does make life a bit easier :)

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  4. This is my favorite go-to meal on a cold day. Thanks for the new recipe. Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend! Enjoy your week.

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  5. I am all about the slow cooker, especially this time of year. It looks delicious and I am so hungry right now. Enjoy your weekend Jamie!

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  6. Mmmm... I just love pot roast! Always a favorite on a cold day! I wish I used my slow cooker more too! Have a wonderful week!

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  7. Hi Jamie, following from the UK via Let's Get Social Sunday.

    I love my slow cooker, my husband bought me a double slow cooker the Christmas before the one just gone. It's cumbersome but brilliant. Going to be making a concerted effort to use mine more this year, and not just the same old stew, chilli, meat sauce either!

    M x

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  8. That looks so delicious. Perfect for a busy day dinner.

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  9. Hi Jamie, as a homeschool veteran, you can bet I used my crock pot -- a LOT! I'm even lazier than crock pot, though. I don't even brown the stew meat because that'll make one more messy pot to clean. I've never had a problem, and my family sure didn't seem to notice -- no leftovers at this house when I make beef stew. I'm planning a pot of it tomorrow. This is my first time visiting from Hungry for God, and now I"m hungry for stew! :)

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  10. Well, this has bay leaves so I'm in! Bay is my new food thing--can't get enough of it. I never think about my slow cooker, but I really should. Thanks for linking!

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  11. What a delicious looking recipe. I will be making this one for sure!!!

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  12. Can't wait to see your slow-cooker creations this coming year Jamie! I love my slow cooker, it's so nice to come home to a hot meal in the middle of a cold winter. Your beef stew would hit the spot right about now!

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  13. Hi Jamie,
    There is nothing better than a great bowl of stew to warm the body and soul on a cold winters day. Your stew looks wonderful. Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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