• 1 onion, large , halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, medium, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 potatoes, large, cut into small chunks
  • 1 to 1 1/2 c.rutabaga, peeled and diced (about 1/2 small rutabaga)
  • 1 c. green beans, fresh, in small pieces
  • 1 lb. beef. stew meat
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 c. beef stock, low-sodium
  • 2 T. sugar, light brown
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 T. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. tomato paste

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When you think of comfort food, you will certainly be thinking of Slow Cooker Best-Ever Beef Stew! YUMMY!

  1. In a skillet and a little olive oil, brown the stewing beef for additional flavor.
  2. Combine everything EXCEPT the flour and the tomato paste in a slow cooker; stir to combine.
  3. Cover. Cook on Low for 8 to 9 hours or on High for 4 to 5, until the beef is tender and the potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Stir the stew once or twice as it cooks, if possible.
  5. About 30 minutes before serving, transfer a ladle full of the broth to a small mixing bowl.
  6. Add the flour and tomato paste and whisk until smooth. Stir the mixture into the stew and cook for the remaining half hour.

NOTE: Rutabaga can be omited, but if you do, increase the potatoes and carrots.

Happy Crocking!

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XOXO,

Jenn

Crock Pot BEST EVER Beef Stew

 

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