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Slow Cooker Beef Stew III

Posted in : Slow Cooker on by : Daphne


3 lbs cubed beef stew meat1/4 cup all-purpose flour1/2 tsp salt, or to taste3 tbs olive oil1 cup baby carrots4 large potatoes, cubed1 tbs dried parsley1 tsp ground black pepper2 cups boiling water1 (1 oz) package dry onion soup mix3 tbs butter3 onions, sliced1/4 cup red wine1/4 cup warm water2 tbs all-purpose flour


Place meat in a large plastic bag. Combine 1/4 cup flour with 1/2 teaspoon salt; pour into the bag with the meat, and shake to coat.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add stew meat, and cook until evenly browned on the outside. Transfer to a slow cooker along with the carrots, potatoes, parsley, and pepper. In a small bowl, stir together 2 cups of boiling water and dry soup mix; pour into the slow cooker.
In the same skillet, melt butter and saute onions until softened; remove to the slow cooker. Pour red wine into the skillet, and stir to loosen browned bits of food on the bottom. Remove from heat, and pour into the slow cooker.
Cover, and cook on High for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to Low, and cook for 6 hours, or until meat is fork tender. In a small bowl or cup, mix together 2 tablespoons flour with 1/4 cup warm water. Stir into stew, and cook uncovered for 15 minutes, or until thickened.