Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cooking Thursday

The recipe I'm sharing today is for beef stew. Stew is something I make more often in the winter, but this is a nice meal and because it's made in the crock pot you won't heat up your house while cooking it. This has really good flavor, and the beef chunks are so tender, they fall apart.

Crockpot Beef Stew

2 pound beef roast
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon paprike
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 stalks celery, cut into large pieces
1 1/2 cup baby carrots
1 medium onion cut into chunks
6 ounce can tomato paste
1 cup water
4 cups beef broth
2 teaspoons Kitchen Bouquet browning sauce - optional

Cut roast into 1 inch cubes.  Combine flour and seasonings in plastic bag and shake well to combine.  Place several beef cubes in  bag and coat with seasoned flour, continuing until all of the beef is coated. Melt butter in pan on stove, and brown beef.
Place veggies in crockpot, place meat over veggies.
Stir flour into water in pan, until smooth.  Add broth, a little at a time, then stir in tomato paste.  Bring mix to boil and cook till thick.  Pour over meat and veggies in crockpot.
Cook on low for 8-10 hours.


Betsy Brock said...

Yum! I could eat that all year long!

Terri D. said...

Beef stew is good anytime of year! Thanks for the recipe!!

Karen said...

This looks delicious. Even in the summer, it's nice to change things up now and again and have soups or stews.

Sola Scriptura said...

You can't go wrong with a good beef stew! We still get rainy days that feel very chilly, so this would be a good warm-me-up meal!

Beth said...

Looks and sounds good. I cook more in this kitchen and hope to get back to baking when I retire.


..."so tender they fall apart" - that, I like!! Stew meat can be a bit chewy. This looks scrumptious.

Simply Linda said...

Yum, yum, must be a mid west thing (adding tomatoe paste, lol), my mom (and now I) does the same thing. Blessings

linda said...

We love beef stew here too, and especially cooked in the crockpot, so I dont have to worry about it all day long.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

This looks delicious! My husband loves beef stew and luckily so do both of my kids!

:) said...

Miam miam :)

Sandra said...

I think beef stew is one of those meals that are good at any time of the year. Yum!

Jennifer said...

I love beef stew. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I also make it in the slowcooker and it's delicious and tender. My kids don't really like it, though, so I don't make it a lot. I'm hoping that repeated exposure will eventually change their minds. :)

Brooke said...

looks good enough to eat! (as my husband is fond of saying)

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious. I love "an all in one" meal.

White Lace and Promises said...

My husband and I are changing doctors and are gonna get with the program to get this diabetes under control so I'm sure that yummy dish will be off limits. Sure looks good!