Beef stew recipe, EASY AND VERY GOOD!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smokininiowa, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. smokininiowa

    smokininiowa Smoke Blower

    Found this recipe in the paper. Put some smoke on the round steak before putting it in the crock. Very delicious, easy, and the family loved it!! Hope you enjoy it!!!

    1 cup cubed white potatoes
    1 cup (about 20) baby carrots
    1 cup diced celery
    8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
    1 ½ pounds lean beef cubes for stew (see Cook’s note)
    ½ envelope (¼ cup) dry onion soup recipe mix (see cook’s note)
    2 bay leaves
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    ½ teaspoon dried thyme
    ¼ teaspoon pepper
    1 can (14 ½ ounces) reduced-fat beef broth
    1 can (10 ¾ ounces) reduced-fat, reduced sodium cream of mushroom soup
    1 can (14 ½ ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
    ½ cups frozen green peas
    3 tablespoons cornstarch

    Peel the potatoes, if desired, and cut into roughly ½ inch cubes. Place evenly
    in bottom of slow-cooker pot. Scatter carrots over potatoes. Cut celery into
    roughly ½ inch pieces, and add to pot. Add remaining ingredients, EXCEPT
    for peas and cornstarch, in order given. (DO NOT STIR. See cooks notes.)
    cover pot and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, or until meat is fork-tender.
    Remove lid, and stir stew well. Rinse frozen peas with warm tap water to
    Defrost slightly, and add to pot. Mix cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water
    in a small jar that has a lid. Cover and shake to combine well. Add half the
    cornstarch mixture to stew gradually, stirring gently but well. Add remaining
    cornstarch as needed to reach desired consistency. Serve at once.

    COOK’S NOTES: Most markets package beef cut for stew. If not, ask the
    Butcher to cut a sirloin tip or chuck roast into 1-inch chunks for stew.

    Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix is widely available.

    Do not stir stew until step three because potatoes and carrots will not get
    tender unless they are at the bottom of the pot.

    You don’t have to use the same vegetables every time or measure precise amounts.
    It you don’t have celery, leave it out and add a few more carrots. Frozen green
    beans could substitute for the peas.
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds delicious, thanks.
  3. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Love a good stew, and that sounds like a dandy. It is sure stew weather.
  4. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for sharing. Love a good stew and to be able to use the crockpot too. A real winner.[​IMG]
  5. smokininiowa

    smokininiowa Smoke Blower

    Leftover at work today was just as good! Kind of the leftover king around here!! LOL!

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