Sunday, November 2, 2014

Apple Cider Beef Stew

(Original recipe makes 6 servings)

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon thyme
2 pounds cubed stew meat
3 teaspoons oil
2 ½ cups apple cider
¾ cup water
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 large bay leaf
4 carrots, sliced
3 potatoes, cubed
2 onions, diced
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 large McIntosh apple, sliced

1.  Combine flour, salt, pepper, and thyme in a bowl. Toss beef cubes in the flour mixture.
2.  Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Working in batches, brown beef cubes on all sides. 
3. Combine browned meat, with all other ingredients in a Ziploc bag.  Seal & freeze.  

To serve
Thaw completely & pour all ingredients into crockpot.  Cook 6-8 hours on low.

Adapted from

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