Slow Cooker Showcase: Beef Stew

by Mackenzie on December 29, 2011

Each Thursday during the Fall and Winter The Centsible Family will showcase a slow cooker (crock-pot) recipe that one of the Mavens of Money have tried and tasted. By sharing we hope you will be able to save a little time during the week as we all know saving time is just as valuable as saving money. And you will be able to enjoy a hot meal at the end of your day.

This week’s recipe is Beef Stew by Jenny at The Healthified Mom and Freebie Spot that is sure to warm you on a chilly night!  Prep time should be about 15 minutes and will cook for seven hours and yield about 5 servings.

Beef StewIngredients:

  • 1 lb beef or venison stew meat
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 can (14.5oz) beef broth
  • 1 can (11.5oz) V8 juice
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 1 T cold water
  • 1 c frozen mixed vegetables

Instructions:

  1. Combine first 12 ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Discard bay leaves.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into stew.
  4. Stir in mixed vegetables, cover, and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened.

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Want more recipes? Check out Crock Pot Cookbook: 440 Slow Cooker Recipes or Gooseberry Patch Slow Cooking Cooklet for more recipes.

Are you in need of a slow cooker or crock pot for this recipe? Amazon has Crock-Pot SCCPVL600S Cook’ N Carry 6-Quart Oval Manual Portable Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel or Cuisinart PSC-350 3-1/2-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker available with free shipping. In addition Walmart has Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker or Crock-Pot 6.5-Quart Countdown Slow Cooker with free shipping to store.





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Mackenzie is the mother of three beautiful little girls and the wife to a wonderful man who is a Navy Reservist and lives in New Hampshire. She enjoys bargain hunting, photography, and working outside! Above all, she enjoys family life and soaking up every moment. She shares her tips on parenting, saving money, green-living and more on her blog The Centsible Family.

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