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                          Beef Stew in a Crockpot
 
 Recipe By     : Deborah Leger, cdn_bushman@email.msn.com
 Serving Size  : 5    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Crock Pot                        Main Dishes - Beef
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      pounds        blade simmering steak
      1/3  cup           flour
    1      teaspoon      salt
      3/4  teaspoon      pepper
    1      teaspoon      garlic salt
    2      cups          water -- mixed with...
    2      envelopes     OXO
      1/2  teaspoon      Worcestershire sauce
    6                    carrots, peeled -- cut in 1 pieces
    6                    Yukon Gold potatoes -- peeled and quartered
    1      medium        onion -- chopped
    2      stalks        celery -- cut in 2 pieces
      1/4  cup           water
    6      tablespoons   Bisto gravy maker -- or cornstarch
 
 Remove fat from meat and discard.  Cut meat away from bone and into 1 1/2
 inch pieces.  (I freeze the bone to use later for stock.)  Place meat chunks
 in crockpot.  Mix flour, salt, pepper and garlic salt together and sprinkle
 over meat.  Stir to coat meat.  Add 2 cups of water mixed with OXO, and
 Worcestershire sauce.  Add prepared vegetables.  Cover and cook on low for
 10 to 12 hours, or on high for 4 to 6 hours.  About 1/2 hour before the stew
 has finished cooking, add the Bisto mixed with the 1/4 cup of water.  (This
 will thicken stew.)  Stir stew to mix, and serve.  Great with homemade
 bread.
 
 Serves 5 hungry people, including 2 growing boys and a husband.
 
 Note:  I have a 5.5 quart size crockpot.  If you use a smaller one, you
 might have to scale down the recipe.
 
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