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       Title: Crockpot Beef Stew
  Categories: Soups/stews, Beef
       Yield: 4 servings
  
   2 1/2 lb Beef, extra lean                         -canned,stewed tomatoes,
       7    Carrots, 2 chunks                       -undrained (or plain)
   2 1/2    Potatoes, cut in eighths            2 tb Flour (or 3)
   2 1/2    Onions, sweet, cut in               1 ts Salt
            -1/4 slices, slices              1/4 ts Pepper
            -cut in half and separated        1/4 ts Thyme
            -into rings.                      1/4 ts Basil
       1    Tomatoes, Italian-style             2 tb Worcestershire sauce (or 3)
  
   Layer the veggies and meat (in that order), mix flour and seasonings and
   sprinkle over each meat layer.  Sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce, pour
   stewed tomatoes over all, cover and cook on Low 10-12 hours.
   
   Variable amounts are for 3-1/2 or 5 quart pots.  I make mine up the night
   before and refrigerate.  My hubby (an early riser) puts it on about 7 AM
   and it cooks all day.  There is lots of gravy, which may be thickened with
   cornstarch if de- sired. Sometimes instead of potatoes, I cook large elbow
   macaroni separately (Muellers Ready-cut) and put the  >>>>>> leftover
   macaroni in the bowl with leftover stew to soak up the good gravy. I also
   add a drained can of cut green beans to the veggies (during the last 4
   hours) in that case.
  
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