Recipe of the Month – Beef Stew

IMG_3858I found this recipe in Family Fun Fast Family Dinners. It is labeled as Best-Ever Beef Stew. I don’t know if it is the “best” but it is easy to make and delicious so I am all for it. I also love that I can throw everything in the crock pot/slow cooker and have dinner ready that evening. We usually serve this with biscuits.


1 onion, halved and thinly sliced

2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced

2 large potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch chucks

1 pound beef stew-meat chucks

1 bay leaf

1/2 t. dried thyme

1 garlic clove, crushed

3 cups beef stock

2 T. light brown sugar

3/4 t. salt

2 t. Worchestershire sauce

pepper to taste

3 T. flour

2 t. tomato paste

**It also calls for 1 cup fresh green beans (in bite-size pieces) and 1 cup peeled and diced rutabaga but I have never added either item. Instead I have thrown in some frozen green peas.


Place all the ingredients except flour and tomato past into a slow cooker. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours, until beef is tender and potatoes are just fork-tender. Stir the stew once or twice while cooking, if possible.

About 30 minutes before serving, transfer a ladle of broth to a small mixing bowl. Add flour and tomato paste, whisking until smooth. Stir mixture into the stew and cook for the remaining half hour.

Serves 6

Need something else to warm you up on a cold winter’s evening? Try these soups – Posole or Zuppa Toscana.


One thought on “Recipe of the Month – Beef Stew

  1. Joan Lindgren says:

    Sounds easy and yummy for a cold winter night.

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