That's because this stew has way more veggies than beef. YUM!
I knows its summer time, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy stew.
Also... using the slow cooker is just way more convenient :).
When I stop working (in 3 weeks), I expect less slow cooker meals and more elaborate meals!
This stew is so hearty and so tasty, and I barely had to use any seasoning! All the flavor is simply the natural flavor from all the vegetables and beef.
1 large onion. chopped.
6 carrots, cut into coins. (I used small carrots. But you can use half the amount if you have large carrots)
4 potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 cup of chopped celery
1/2 cup fresh green beans, in bite-size pieces. (I would have used more but string beans were crappy at the store)
2 pounds beef, cut into small cubes. Just use whatever beef is on sale, like stewing beef.
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups low-sodium beef stock
4 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Put everything in the slow cooker, except put only 3 tbps of the flour in the slow cooker.
Cook on high for 5 hours.
Using some of the soup, put some in a bowl and mix tog3ether the other 3 tbps of flour, and pour it into the stew, then continue cooking the stew for an additional 30 mins - 1 hour.