January 22, 2011

Beef Stew

Cooking in the crock pot
I made beef stew last weekend and it was the best I've ever made.  I was so excited!  I think it had something to do with the fact that I finally used beef broth instead of chicken.  We keep chicken broth on hand and I usually don't remember to buy beef broth for beef stew...but this time I did.  The result was amazing.  So my advice is that you shouldn't make beef stew with chicken broth.  It's just not the same.

Poekitten's Beef Stew

3 cans beef broth
1 can diced tomato
a handful of baby carrots, cut in thirds
1/2 large potato, diced
small onion, diced
Garlic, diced (to taste)
Dried parsley
Beef, cubed
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Greek Seasoning (I prefer Cavendar's)

1.  Combine the flour, salt, pepper & greek seasoning in a shallow bowl or plate.  Dredge the beef in the flour mixture.  Heat some olive oil in a skillet; when it's hot, brown the beef.

2.  In your crockpot, add the beef broth, diced tomato, carrots, potato, onion, garlic, parsley and beef.  I cooked it on high for about 6 hours and it was perfect.

Note:  I made a roux of the flour mixture and butter to hopefully thicken the stew but it didn't really work.  It did add some nice flavor to the broth.  This part is optional.

The finished soup


  1. Yum! The stew looks delicious...perfect for this time of year. I love using the crock pot! :)

  2. I love making stews and corn chowder in the crock pot! It looks like it came out delish!!

  3. yum! I love cooking in the crock pot, it makes things so much easier.

  4. Ooooh, that looks good!! Last time I tried to make beef stew, I grabbed the wrong bottle and dumped in a bunch of liquid smoke (yuck!). Maybe I'll give it another try with this recipe :)

  5. Yum! That looks awesome. I found you on the Sunday hop and am your newest follower. Hope you will stop by ThreeBoys sometime soon:)


  6. Looks yummy!! I was the say way when it comes to buying broth... it wasn't until about a year ago that I started using beef broth in pot roast... WOW what a differance it made. :0)

    BTW, thank you for letting me know about For the Love of Blogs..

  7. Yum, I was just saying to the husband the other day that I needed to find a good beef stew recipe. Totally trying this out :)

  8. try adding some barley its awesome with this recipe


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