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Slow and Easy Beef Stew

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time8 hrsTotal Time8 hrs 20 mins

What could be more delicious than a good basic beef stew. When you make it in the slow cooker - dinner is ready when you are. Stews always taste better the next day, so any leftovers will make a perfect lunch.

Slow and Easy Beef Stew

 3 cups (750 mL) 1" (2.5 cm) potato cubes or mini potatoes, halved
 2 cups (500 mL) each, baby carrots and sliced celery
 1 small onion, cut into wedges
 2 bay leaves
 1 ½ lb (0.68 kg) Beef Simmering Steak (Blade or Cross Rib), cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes
 ¼ cup (50 mL) all-purpose flour
 ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground black pepper
 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable or canola oil
 2 cups (500 mL) sodium reduced beef broth
 1 ½ tsp (7 mL) Worcestershire sauce
 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh thyme leaves
 2 cloves garlic, minced
1

Combine vegetables in 4 1/2 qt (4.3 L) slow cooker. Add bay leaves.

2

Combine flour, salt and pepper large bowl. Pat beef cubes dry and toss with seasoned flour to coat lightly, shaking off any excess flour.

3

Brown beef cubes well on all sides in batches, in heated oil over medium-high heat in large skillet. Place beef on top of vegetables in slow cooker.

4

Add broth to skillet, stirring up any browned bits from bottom of pan. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, thyme and garlic to skillet; pour over beef and vegetables in slow cooker.

5

Cook covered, on LOW for 8 hours or until the beef is fork-tender. Discard bay leaves before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8