Monday, October 04, 2010

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Taken from and changed a bit...

2lbs. stew meat
2 Tbsp. Extra-virgin Olive Oil
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 onion chopped
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 can beef broth
1/2 cup red cooking wine
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
1 tsp. paprika
McCormick Beef Stew Seasoning Packet
3 potatoes, diced
4 carrots, sliced
1 stalk celery, chopped

Place flour, seasoned salt and pepper in a gallon zip lock bag and shake.  Add in meat and shake until covered in flour mixture.  Brown meat on all sized in olive oil in a large pan at medium heat (does not need to be cooked through).  After all meat is cooked put it in slow cooker.

To the pan that was just cooked in, add the onion and saute until soft.  Then add to meat.  In a separate bowl mix beef broth, cooking wine and Worcestershire and then pour into the pan that the beef and onions were cooked in to deglaze.  Once all the yummy little bits of food are scraped up pour liquid into crockpot.

Add remaining ingredients and give it a good stir.  Cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 10-12 hours.  Serve with a crusty french bread.

Your house will smell so good!!!

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