Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

This week I was trying to use up leftover produce and meat in the house. I sometimes buy meat with the best of intentions and then forget to use it. The other day I stumbled apon beef stew meat that I purchased a few months ago and forgot about. This was great because I carrots and potatoes that needed to be used too. After a few recipe searches I finally found one that Hubby would try. It turned out awesome! It was so good that it might become a regular around here in the winter months.

So here it is!
Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Stew

* I also added parsnips chopped instead of part of the potatoes.

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 hours 15 minutes
Serves: 6


1 1/2 pounds beef for stew, cut into 1-inch pieces
Ground black pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pounds medium potatoes, cut into cubes (about 3 cups)
4 medium carrots, sliced (about 2 cups)
2 medium onions, cut into wedges
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 1/4 cups Swanson® Beef Stock
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
1 bay leaf
1 cup thawed frozen peas


Season the beef with black pepper. Coat the beef with 2 tablespoons of the flour. Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef in 2 batches and cook until it's well browned, stirring often.

Place the potatoes, carrots, onions and garlic into a 5-quart slow cooker. Top with the beef. Add 3 cups of the stock, Worcestershire, thyme and bay leaf.

Cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 11 hours* or until the beef is fork-tender. Remove and discard the bay leaf.

Stir the remaining flour and stock in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth. Stir the flour mixture and peas in the cooker. Increase the heat to HIGH. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the mixture boils and thickens.

*Or on HIGH 5 to 6 hours

Do you have a recipe to share this week? Something new you have tried or an old favorite.


~Shelley~ said...

Hi there! Visiting from Friends Following Friends on Mom Bloggers Club!! I'm your newest follower! Love for you to come visit me!

Here is my beef stew recipe...your sounds yummy!


Hope to see you soon :)

Carolee / Home4ever said...

Sounds yummy!

Hmmm...I'll have to look through my recipes!

Visiting from FFF at MBC

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

I love making stuff in the crock pot, so easy! I'm a new follower from FFF on MBC. Stop by and visit my blog when you get a chance.

Mama Ash said...

Following you the FFF on MBC!
I'll give this a go! We just got our 3rd slowcooker...don't ask :)
3rd times a charm right!
Come by and visit north of the border, I hope you like it too.

Emmi said...

Loving the recipe. I have one similar to it for gingered beef! It's yummy! Following from FFF @ MBC!

Check me out when you get a chance.


The Working Mama said...

I love beef stews and am always looking for different versions. I've used venison instead of beef as well. Following you from MBC! Come visit me at http://www.workingmama.ca

shopannies said...

thanks for recipe I am always looking for great crockpot recipes

shelley said...

Hi Kaitlyn,
Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your sweet comment! :) I thought i'd swing by and i can just smell this stew.... yummy! of course it doesn't help that i'm trying to get in "tune" with my eating lol... I'm glad that you will be following along... If i can do "anyone" can! If you have a facebook, would love to have you join the fan page! you can ask Rebecca or Ryan any questions and of course always comments to me too! :) http://tinyurl.com/yad8buk and please stop back at and say "hi" anytime.. but really just make sure i'm still standing! lol

JaelCustomDesigns said...

Following from MBC (FFF Group)
You can find me at

Thanks for the recipe, I've never made it in a crock pot before and I'll have to minus the carrots. I'm allergic! But, after that we're all good!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Sounds yummy! I don't eat a lot of beef, but my husband likes it a lot. I might try this one soon and see what he thinks! Thanks for the detailed recipe!!!

Deb K said...

Thanks for the recipe!

I am now following from MMC!

Hope you will do the same

Owen's Mom said...

Yum! That one sounds delicious. I will have to give it a go the next time I need to use up odds & ends.