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Monday, June 7, 2010

Clara's Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

5 large potatoes, chopped into chunks
4 large carrots, chopped into chunks
1 large onion, halved
1 1/2 cups water
1kg ground beef/mince
1/2 cup flour
1 dried french onion soup pkt mix
1 heaped teaspoon beef stock powder

Chop each onion half further into quarters.  Place all vegetables in the water and allow to soak for 20 minutes (soaking is optional).
Place beef into slow-cooker, sprinkle with the flour and french onion soup powder, and beef stock powder.  Pour over the vegies and water. 
Cook in the slow-cooker on high for 3 hours, stirring once or twice to combine flavours best.  Check the tenderness of the vegies.  Cook on low for a further hour if needed, or until ingredients are cooked through and tender.

Serve with soft, fresh homemade bread!

Serves 6.

4 comments:

Jo said...

I make something similar but I haven't used onion soup mix - I must give that a try. Aren't slow cookers wonderful.

Clara said...

The onion soup mix gives it a wonderful flavour - I like it a lot more than without! :) Yes, slow-cookers are fantastic, I don't use mine anywhere near enough!!

Stacey said...

I've just found your recipe blog... it looks great! I will be trying a LOT of your recipes. Thank you for sharing!

Clara said...

Thanks for dropping by, Stacey - I hope you will let me know how you like the recipes!! :) Enjoy!