Monday, October 26, 2009

Crockpot Beef Stew

I had been planning to make beef stew for awhile and when the day finally came I forgot the carrots! The shame... It was still really good. I found "teeny tiny" potatoes from Trader Joe's *love it!* and used those instead of sliced baby reds. It was an excellent substitution. I like to make a big batch of stew, and freeze some of the leftovers for worry free dinners on busy nights. Enjoy! Ingredients
1 1/2 lbs stew meat
1 lb "teeny tiny" potatoes (baby reds work great too!)
1 1/2 cup baby carrots
1 cup kitchen sliced green beans
1/2 cup green peas
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup red wine
4 cups beef broth
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup water, divided
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp rubbed sage
1 bay leaf

Instructions
Lightly grease crockpot with PAM. Add meat and veggies to pot. In a separate bowl, mix broth, 1/2 cup water, wine, garlic, bay leaf, and seasonings. Stir well and pour over meat and veggies. Cook 4-6 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low. Before you serve mix flour and water to form a fluid paste. Slowly add to the stew, stir well, and allow to thicken.

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