A seasonal twist on a classic beef stew, made even easier in the slow cooker! Tender beef and root vegetables, flavored with a hint of apple cider.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Beef, Dinner, Slow cooker
2lbbeef stew meat
1tspground black pepper
2 3/4Cbeef broth
1/4Call purpose flour*see notes
Prepare vegetables. Chop onions, celery and carrots. Peel and cube potatoes into roughly 1-inch pieces. Add vegetables to a 5-6quart slow cooker bowl. Cut stew meat into manageable 1 to 2-inch bite size pieces. Add to slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme, cinnamon and cumin. Finally add beef broth and apple cider. Gently stir, being sure to keep all potatoes completely covered by liquid.
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8.
In the last 10-15 minutes, remove 1 cup of liquid, whisk in a spoonful of flour at a time, up to 1/4 cup. Return to slow cooker, gently stirring to combine. Allow mixture to continue cooking and thicken slightly.
Divide among bowls, serving warm.
Recipe serves roughly 6-8.Gluten free option: Substitute 2 tablespoons cornstarch for flour. An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Beef Stew - https://www.bakedbyrachel.com/slow-cooker-apple-cider-beef-stew/