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The Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew
For my The Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew, you will need:
- 1-1/2 pounds of beef stew meat, cubed
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 pound potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces — I used French fingerlings, but you can use any variety.
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 8 ounces baby carrots, chopped in half
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic minced
- 2-1/2 cups beef broth
- 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup red wine (This is the secret ingredient that makes it THE BEST. I used a Cabernet Sauvignon.)
- 2 bay leaves
- Place the cubed stew meat in a large bowl.
- Add the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika to the meat and toss to coat well.
- Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Add the celery, carrots, onion, and garlic to the slow cooker.
- Dump in the floured, seasoned meat.
- Then, pour in the broth, Worcestershire sauce, and wine.
- Give it a stir, and then drop in the 2 bay leaves.
- Cook on HIGH for 6 to 7 hours.
- Ladle into bowls and serve with warm, crusty bread.
What do you like to put in your beef stew?
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