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Slow-Cooked Beef Stew


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  • 1 large onion
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into 1/2" chunks
  • 1 cup fresh green beans cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 lb stew-meat beef chunks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste



Step 1

Put the ingredients except for the flour and tomato paste into the slow cooker and stir to combine.
Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours or high for 4 to 5 until the beef is tender and potatoes are fork-tender.
Stir the stew once or twice as it cooks if possible.
30 minutes before serving, transfer a ladle-ful of broth to a small mixing bowl.
Add the flour and tomatoe paste. Whisk until mooth, then stir the mixture back into the stew and cook for the remaining half hour.


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