Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Scrumdillylish Beef Stew

The stew we had tonight was soooo good. I kinda winged it combined w/ an online recipe and it's the best beef stew I've ever had. I think I've made it too peppery in the past but the sauce in this is so DELISH that you'll wanna drink it! Don't leave out the cooking wine b/c it makes it!

-1 1/2 lb beef cut in 1 inch pieces
-1 onion cut really small (I only had 1/2 red and 1/2 white so I combined and they were good)
-4 carrots-sliced/diced/however you like em but not too small
-4 small-med. potatoes-cut in bigger chunks and don't cut too small or will get mushy
-1 carton mushrooms-cut in bigger pieces
-1/4 tsp pepper
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 tsp paprika
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp garlic
-1 tsp worcestershire
-1-1 1/2 cup red cooking wine (this is KEY b/c it gives GREAT flavor)
-1 1/2-2 cups beef broth (or bouillon cubes w/ water)--depending on how soupy you like it--maybe start w/ 1 1/2 and work way up

-Toss beef in flour, salt and pepper.
-Brown beef in olive oil in pan
-Put broth, cooking wine, garlic, paprika, worcestershire in crockpot.
-Add vegetables and beef to crockpot and stir.
-cooked on low for 5ish hours and was perfecto!

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