Saturday, March 8, 2008

Hearty Beef Stew

Nothing is better than dinner cooking away in a Crock-Pot, especially when it's cold and snowy outside - like it is here today. Below is my favorite recipe for beef stew. It turns out great every time. The sauce is thick and savory, which is what I like in a stew. If I'm wanting a whole Crock-Pot full to feed a crowd, I just add more veggies and double the sauce.

Hearty Beef Stew

1 pound beef stew meat
1 tablespoon cooking oil
12 ounces small red potatoes, quartered
4 medium carrots, cut into ½-inch pieces

1 (9 ounce) package frozen cut green beans
1 (10 ¾ ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
½ cup beef broth
1 envelope regular onion soup mix
½ teaspoon dried marjoram or thyme, crushed

In a large skillet brown meat, half at a time, in hot oil. Drain off fat. In a 3 ½ or 4 quart crockery cooker place potatoes, carrots, green beans, and meat.

In a bowl combine soup, broth, soup mix, and marjoram or thyme. Pour over meat. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

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BexInTheCity said...

sounds yummy!
I also like thick stews. I'll have to remember this. thanks for sharing.

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

I LOVE beef stew. You are speaking my old fashioned southern language with this one!

Rick Rack Attack said...

I love love love my crockpot. Will have to give this a try!