Beef Stew (slow cooker)

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Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 lb beef stew meat, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  2. 2 T flour
  3. 1 t salt
  4. 1/2 t pepper
  5. 1 T canola oil
  6. 1 lb. small (2 1/2 to 3 inch) red potoates, quartered
  7. 1 1/2 c frozer pearl onions
  8. 1 (1 lb) pkg fresh baby carrots
  9. 1 (12 oz) jar beef gravy
  10. 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  11. 3 T flour
  12. 1/4 c cold water

Instructions

  1. In plastic bag, sprinkle beef with 2 T flour, the salt and pepper; toss to coat.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
  3. Add coated beef; cook and stir 4 to 6 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.
  4. In 4 to 6 qt slow cooker, layer potatoes, onions and carrots.
  5. Add browned beef; sprinkle with any remaining flour mixture.
  6. Top with gravy and tomatoes.
  7. Cover; cook on Low setting for 8 to 10 hours.
  8. In small bowl, blend 3 T flour and the water until smooth. Stir into stew.
  9. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook 10 minutes or until thickened.
Serves: 6 (1 2/3 c)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: Low: 8 to 10 hours
Course: Soup/Stew/Chili,Entree,Lunch
Type of Food: Stew
Key Ingredient: Beef,Potatoes,Onions,Carrots,Tomatoes
Difficulty: 1 - Easy
Make Ahead: Yes
Prep Method: Slow Cooker

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