Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Beef Stew Recipe

Made an awesome (in my humble opinion, anyway) beef stew tonight for dinner.  Used stew meat we got from a pasture-raised cow and veggies from our local, organic CSA.  All in all, a pretty healthy and tasty meal.

If you want the recipe, here it is:

1 c water
1 lb stew meat (any meat cut into approx 1" cubes)
4 carrots
3 stalks celery
4 med. red potatoes
1/2 onion
1 kohlrabi
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 pkg onion soup mix
2 Tbsp corn starch

Add 3/4 c water and 1 pkg of soup mix to slow cooker and mix.  Add all veggies peeled and chopped to desired size.  Add meat on top of veggies (you can brown it first if you want, I don't though) and sprinkle 1 pkg of soup mix on top of everything.  Put lid on cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

When thoroughly cooked, remove meat and veggies into a serving bowl.  Put all liquid from slow cooker into a small saucepan.  Combine corn starch and approx 1/4 cup of water in separate container and stir until all cornstarch is dissolved.  Pour into saucepan and heat on high, stirring until gravy achieves desired consistency.  Add gravy to stew, stir, and serve.


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