There is nothing quite like a beef stew cooking in the crockpot.
They should figure out a way to bottle up that smell permanently find a way to make your home smell that way forever. I think I would never leave.
The sweetness of the apple juice and apple were perfect! The only thing different I would do is add some sweet potatoes next time.
This was especially good and comforting during the cold Minnesota winter days. Actually, I'd love anytime of the year!
Apple Cider Beef Stew Recipe
Adapted from Once a Month Mom
2 lbs. lean stew meat
3 tbsp. flour (I used gluten free)
Salt & pepper
1/2 tsp. thyme
2 cups apple cider or juice
2 tbsp. vinegar
3 potatoes, large chopped
4 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 medium apples, peeled and chopped
2 onions, chopped
Throw stew meat in a baggie with flour, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook on stovetop until there is a nice sear on the meat. Place in crockpot.
Place the apple juice & vinegar in skillet briefly just to scrape up the browned bits from the pan. Put into crock pot. Place the chopped veggies into crock pot and cook 6 - 8 hours on high or 10 - 12 on low.
Total calories = 2921 calories
12 cups = 243 calories per cup
2 cups Apple Cider Beef Stew = 486 calorie dinner
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