Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
Had good flavor but need more of something, as it was a little bland for us. It was simple to prepare and I will try it again with some seasoning tweaks. As another reviewer stated, I also do not have much success with sauces thickening in the slow cooker so I thickened on the stove then recombined with the meat and vegetables.
Oh my ....... the flavors in this stew are absolutely amazing!! I used a 2 pound chuck roast (trimmed and cut into cubes) and did not brown it before putting in the crockpot. I did, however, use the bacon by cutting into small pieces and adding to the crockpot with the remaining ingredients (except the flour and water). I also used an envelope of beef boullion for added flavor instead of salt and pepper. Lastly, I thickened with cornstarch instead of flour and served over brown rice. This recipe is a keeper...... good enough to make for company! Next time I make it I may add some pre-cooked broccoli florets about 1/2 hour before it's done ....... I give this recipe five stars for sure
We had this for dinner tonight and we cleaned our plates. I made a couple of changes. I halved it for the two of us but if you do that, do not halve the spices and condiments. The juice was almost gone when it was done. I added some frozen peas ½ hour before it was done. Delicious! We will be having this again. Volunteer Field Editor
I never thought of using beer in a stew recipe so gave this one a whirl. It was pretty good. Some changes I made, after looking through other reviews: I substituted corn starch for the flour when thickening. Instead of trying to thicken in the slow cooker which has never worked well for me, I removed most of the liquid and thickened it on the stove top, then returned to the slow cooker.I don't know what the canola oil is for in the ingredients list, so did not use. I also did not discard the bacon drippings, but used them to saute the onions and carrots. I also added cut-up red potatoes in the last two hours of cooking.
Did not like, just tasted like beef stew with noodles.
This recipe for me rates somewhere between OK and Good. It is not memorable. Because of that, it is one that I would not make again.
wonderful! could see adding other vegetables. perfect winter comfort food. but it could use more thickening.
Really good and easy to make
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