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Beef Stew | What's Cooking

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Welcome to Sunday Supper! How many of you gather around the table on Sundays? We do 95% of the time, but I never really paid attention that we did this until "Our State", a magazine for NC only, wrote an article about the return of Sunday Suppers. So, I decided that it would be fun to write a post, that has a recipe (either my own or a link to one I've tried) for the main dish and maybe a dessert, that I find my self making on Sundays.

What do ya think? It beats randomly posting recipes here and there.

Today was cool, not cold, but a good day for a pot of Beef Stew + slices of french bread to sop up the juices, Yum!

I have posted this recipe before, HERE, but decided to update it.



  • 2lb stew beef
  • 16oz bag Baby carrots
  • 1.5lb bag Baby dutch potatoes (do not cut)
  • 1/3 cup Dried onion flakes (for those that do not like big chunks of onion)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • McCormick Beef Stew seasoning
  • optional vegetables: celery, broccoli, sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 table spoons water
  • french bread


How to cook BEEF STEW

  1. Turn crockpot on low to preheat during prep
  2. In measuring cup mix seasoning with 11/3 cup water, then stir in 1 cup broth. I always pour about 1/2 of prepared seasoned broth in bottom of crockpot.
  3. pour in meat, sprinkle in some black pepper
  4. stir in onion flakes
  5. add carrots and potatoes, then pour in the remaining seasoned broth
  6. cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until meat + veggies are finished
  7. WHEN FINISHED, whisk corn starch and water in measuring cup
  8. ADD corn starch mixture to crock pot, stirring well
  9. TURN crock pot on HIGH and cook an additional 30 min
  10. AFTER 30 min turn to warm, sauce will thicken more while you're slicing the french bread.
  11. Serve and enjoy.
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