Friday, January 13, 2012

Crock Pot Beef Stew

12 small red potatoes halved or quartered (I use regular potatoes too)
1 lb carrots cut into i inch pieces (or cut baby carrots in half)
1 large onion cut into wedges
2 lbs lean beef stew meat cut into 1 inch cubes
1/3 C butter
1 Tblsp flour
1 C water
salt and pepper to taste
pinch thyme

place potatoes, carrots and onions in 4.5 - 6.5 qt crock pot
in large skillet brown beef in butter
transfer beef to crock pot, leaving behind the drippings
stir flour into pan drippings until blended
cook and stir until browned
gradually add water
bring to a boil 
cook and stir 2 min or until thickened
add seasoning, then pour over everything in crock pot
cover and cook on low 8 hours

Until Next Time.....

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