A lovely member of my family is Tara. This is her best beefy stew recipe. It's wonderful.
Serves 6 to 8
The secret is to use roasted beefs. Not raw meat. It take only 20 mins prep. But it is a crockpot recipe so you need half a day for it minding its own business in the pot.
Good for when boys are starving, but need to get a good meal in you for when you come home from hunting. And this is what’s the very best bout crockpots.
1½ lbs stewing beef, lean, cut in 1-inch cubes I use a roast instead as it is THE BEST flavour!!!
1 packet Beef and Onion Soup mix
2 beef bouillon cubes
4 medium taters, cubed
3 carrots, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced (Not just 1 rib, but the hole stalk)
1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes, with juice
1 garlic clove, crushed (I use the minced garlic in a jar)
salt and fresh ground black pepper
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ cup cold water
Put all ingredients, except for cornstarch and water, in a slow cooker on low heat for 8 to 10 hours.
Taste and adjust seasonings.
Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with water (if desired).
Turn heat to high and stir until thickened.