Chilly weather has brought along with it a craving for some good old comfort food. It’s time to start breaking out the stews, soups and roasts. Today I made my easy peasy beef stew.
I love this recipe for not only it’s tasty flavors but the convenience of it. All you need to do is dedicate about a half hour of prep time and the crock pot works it’s magic.
I serve my beef stew with some refrigerated ready made biscuits. Extra bonus: this recipe is enough for two meals for two people. Enjoy!
Crock Pot Beef Stew
1 – 2 lbs cubed beef stew meat
2 tablespoons flour
3 stalks celery, cut into 1 inch pieces
1lb baby carrots
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 can low sodium beef broth
salt and black pepper
1. Remove stew meat from package and place in large crock pot. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and flour. Stir until meat is coated in flour.
2. Clean and chop veggies. Add to meat in crock pot and stir to mix.
3. Pour in the beef broth and stir. Cook on high for 4 – 5 hours or until veggies become fork tender,stirring occasionally. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
* There should be plenty of gravy now but may be too thin for your liking. If you want to thicken it, whisk together a few tablespoons of flour with some water in a separate bowl. Gradually pour in a little of the flour mix and stir. Give it a few minutes to thicken up before adding any more.