Thursday, September 23, 2010

autumn beef & vegetable stew

Fall means... times to break out the crockpot!! Apple cider and a little bacon give this homemade beef stew great flavor.

1 1/2 pounds lean stewing beef, cut in 1-inch cubes
1 slice bacon, diced
1 cup chopped yellow onions
2 cups beef broth
1 cup apple cider
6 medium potatoes, diced
1 small bag baby carrots
2 large parsnips, peeled, trimmed, and diced
2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

Cook bacon, beef, and onions a large skillet over medium heat until the beef is browned and bacon is cooked. Put the beef and onions in the slow cooker with the bacon, beef broth, apple cider, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, celery, bay leaf, rosemary, and pepper. Cover and cook for 7 to 9 hours. Combine flour with cold water to form a smooth mixture. Stir into the beef mixture, turn to HIGH, and continue cooking for 15minutes longer. Serves 4 to 6. Enjoy!!

No comments:

Post a Comment