Autumn Beef Stew

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Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 8 hours

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 8 servings


•12 small red potatoes, halved
•1 pound carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
•1 large onion, cut into wedges
•2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
•1/3 cup butter
•1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
•1 cup water
•1 teaspoon salt
•1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
•1/2 teaspoon celery seed
•1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
•1/8 teaspoon pepper


•Place potatoes, carrots and onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large skillet, brown beef in butter. Transfer beef to slow cooker with a slotted spoon.
• Stir flour into the pan drippings until blended; cook and stir until browned. Gradually add water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add salt, parsley, celery seed, thyme and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Yield: 8 servings.


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