Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I had never made beef stew before last night, and was amazed at how easy it is, and how well it turned out.
2 1/2 lbs stew meat
4-5 potatoes, cut in chunks
4 carrots, or 1 bag baby carrots
1 med onion, chopped in chunks
4 celery stalks, sliced
3/4 C. tomato sauce
1 can beef broth, divided in half
salt and pepper to taste
dash garlic powder (opt)
Add 1/2 the can of beef broth, and the rest of the ingredients to a slow cooker. Mix, cover and let cook on high for 4-5 hours until meat and veggies are tender. (stir several times throughout cooking) Near the end, mix 4-5 T. of flour into the other half of the beef broth and stir in to thicken the stew.