Best Crock Pot Beef Stew

January 8, 2012

Winter is a time for beef stew and what better way then to make this comforting dish then in a crock pot.  This recipe is so simple, you'll want to make it all the time.  It requires little effort on your part, all you have to do is cut up the ingredients and brown the meat- the crock pot does the rest of the work.  Beef stew will soon become your new favorite dish.

Crockpot Beef Stew

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds stew beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 mediums carrots, sliced
4 mediums white potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups beef broth
1 cup water
 
Directions:
 
In a skillet, brown meat in hot oil.
 
Layer carrots, potatoes, onion and browned meat in crock pot. Add Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and spices.
 
Pour broth and the 1 cup water over all. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
 
Half an hour before serving, remove bay leaves.

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