Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe and Link Up!

Confession: I may have been hiding out yesterday after the total embarrassment of Sunday night's game. I had every intention of posting a recap of our game day festivities, but I decided it was unnecessary.

Moving on.

It's that time again! I know I mentioned it last week, but fall came in like a lion around here this year. We went from humid, 85 degree days straight to 50 degrees, chilly and rainy. The upside of this weather shift is that it brought me the motivation to get out some fall decorations (more on that later this week), and inspired me to start getting all of my favorite soup and stew recipes back out. 

This week's recipe is straight from my Mom's kitchen, and was definitely a family favorite in my house while growing up.

Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe

1 lb. beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 flour
1/2 tsp. salt (more or less to taste)
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper (more or less to taste)
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1 beef stew packet (I only use half because I don't like my stew too spicy)
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 white onion, chopped
2 cups beef broth
3-4 potatoes, diced (red, sweet or white - I often use both sweet and white in mine)
4 carrots, sliced
1 stalk celery, chopped 
Mushrooms, chopped (if desired)

Begin by cutting meant into cubes and placing in crockpot. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper and pour over meat. Stir to coat the meat. Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, broth, potatoes, carrots, celery and beef stew packet.

Cover and cook on low setting for 10-12 hours, or on high setting for 4-6 hours. You can also add mushrooms about halfway through the cooking time, if desired.

Do you have a hearty, family favorite that you'd like to share? Please link it up below, I'd love to see your family recipes and try them out in my own kitchen this season!

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