Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Another Crockpot Beef Stew- Short and Long Version

Well, I all ready have a beef stew posted, but this is yet another way I make my beef stew!

The Menu:
Another Crockpot Beef Stew

The Original Recipe:
One of my very own! I make stew all different ways... It is something we love!

Another Crockpot Beef Stew

1 1/2 lb. stew beef
2 garlic cloves, chopped
24 oz. tomatoes (I used canned from the summer)
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. sage
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can water (mushroom soup can)
salt and pepper to taste
5 medium red potatoes, cubed

Combine all ingredients into crockpot, except red potatoes. Cook on high 5 hours or low 8 hours. Last hour add potatoes (red potatoes are soft and tend to cook fast, that is why I don't add them in the beginning.). Serve with some butter bread! YUMMY!

If you have time, you NEED to prepare it this way in the morning!

Long Version Crockpot Beef Stew

1 1/2 lb. stew meat
1 cup tomato sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
5 med. potatoes, chopped
1/2 cup flour
4 cups beef broth
Seasonings of choice (fresh thyme, sage, oregano)
salt and pepper to taste

Coat your stew meat with 1/2 cup flour. Brown in nonstick pan. Dump browned meat into crockpot. In same pan, add chopped onion, celery and garlic. Saute until translucent. Add 4 cups beef broth (I use water/no msg beef bullion mix). Cook until bubbly. Add to meat, along with 1 cup tomato sauce (I used my canned tomatoes), carrots, potatoes, herbs and seasonings. Cook on low 6-8 hr.s until meat is tender.

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