Beef Stew is by far one of my favorite recipes when the weather turns cold.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
- 2 lb Chuck Roast cut in 1 ½ inch pieces
- ¼ to ½ C Flour
- 2 T Cooking Oil
- 2 med Onions Chopped
- 2 Shallots Chopped
- 6 Cloves of Garlic pressed
- 12 oz Ale Brown is best or you can use a wheat beer
- 1 ½ lb Potatoes cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 lb Carrots whole
- 8 oz Baby Portabella Mushrooms sliced
- 1 ½ C Beef Stock
- ½ tsp Thyme dry
- 3 Bay leaves
- 1 T Dijon Mustard
- 1 T Red Wine Vinegar
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
Press garlic and set aside.
Heat Oil on med-high heat in a large skillet. Salt and dust beef lightly with salt and flour, then brown each piece in the skillet.
Add the browned beef, remaining flour & ingredients up to the red wine vinegar in your slow cooker.
Cook on LOW for about 6 hours.
Salt and Pepper to taste.
Serve HOT & Enjoy!
This is one of my favorites on a cold winter day!
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Through persistence, I found the honest answer… I can have both! I realize that I could forge my own path using the skills and knowledge I gained, and the simplest of techniques.
I love food and everything that goes with it. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute. Okay… well, enjoying almost every minute of it.
In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two interests has created a Magickal path where I combine food and spirituality. To my delight they play brilliantly together.
My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach a variety of cooking classes for adults and covens on subjects ranging from making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable, to cooking together as a group, and recipe-spell creation.
It only made sense that I would begin writing and sharing my experience. From this, The Magick Kitchen was born. My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a most mundane task and make it Magickal!
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