An easy recipe to make hearty stew. It is great for a family pot luck.
4lb. beef round or chuck steak
1 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
3 carrots, pared, split lengthwise and cut in half
2 lg. stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 sm. white onions
8 sm. new potatoes, peeled
1 (4 oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen peas, corn, green beans or lima beans, partially thawed
1 (10 ½ oz.) can condensed beef broth
½ cup water
2 tsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. Kitchen Bouquet
1 (14 ½ oz.) can tomato wedges or slices, drained (optional)
¼ cup flour
¼ cup water
Step 1-Steak should be 1 1/2 inches thick, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes.
Step 2-If beef is extra lean, thoroughly wipe cubed beef on absorbent towels to dry. If meat contains fat, quickly brown in large skillet to sear and remove fat; drain well.
Step 3-Place beef cubes in crock-pot. Combine 1/3 cup flour with the salt and pepper; toss with beef to coat thoroughly. Add all vegetables except tomato wedges to crock-pot and mix well. Combine beef broth, 1/2 cup water, sugar and Kitchen Bouquet. Pour over meat and vegetables; stir carefully. Add drained tomatoes and stir well. Cover and cook on low setting for 10 to 14 hours (on high setting for 4 to 5 1/2 hours).
Step 4-One hour before serving, turn to high setting. Make a smooth paste of 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup water; stir into crock-pot. Cover and cook until thickened. 8 to 10 servings.