Second: My husband travels a lot, and the Crock-Pot is a savior when I need to have a home-prepared meal when I'm doing the single-parenting thing.
Such was the case when I came across this recipe for Slow-Cooker Beef Stew...
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
2 T dry Onion Soup Mix
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups beef broth
2 carrots, cut into small quarters
1 stalk celery, chopped
- Place meat in slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together the flour, pepper and dry onion soup; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture. Mix the garlic, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, carrots, and celery.
- Cover, and cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 6 hours.
- Serve over Mashed Potatoes