Monday, April 16, 2012

Beef stew

After 8 hours simmering in the slow cooker, this was one tasty meal!

1 bay leaf.
2lbs. beef, cubed.
1/4 cup flour.
1tsp paprika.
3 lg. carrots cut into 1/2" pieces.
2 stalks celery, 1/2 " pieces.
3 lg potatoes, cut into 1" chinks.
7oz. beef broth. (1/2 can)
1 1/2 tsp salt.
1/2 tsp pepper.
1/3 cup soy sauce.
1 small onion thinly sliced.
8oz. mini bella mushrooms, cut in half, no stems.
1 can tomato sauce. (8oz.)
2 tsp Italian seasoning.
1/4 cup barbecue sauce. (any flavor you want)

In a slow cooker, put bay leaf on bottom.
layer potatoes, then carrots. Top with meat.
Mix flour, pepper, salt, paprika and soy sauce.
Pour over meat.
top with sliced onions.
Combine beef broth, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning.
Pour over onions.
 Add barbecue sauce.
Top with mushrooms.
Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours, or high 4-5 hours.
Serve over biscuits., bread or oven rolls.