Healthy Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stew | SteamboatToday.com

Healthy Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Part of the pleasure of making slow cooker meals is the wonderful smell as they cook. This recipe is no exception. Enjoy this hearty, healthy blend of comfort foods.

1 1/2 to 2 pounds stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Salt and pepper to taste

2 cups water

2 teaspoons or 2 cubes beef bouillon

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1 finely chopped garlic clove

3 sliced carrots

3 diced potatoes

1 chopped onion

1 celery stalk

Add herbs as desired: bay leaf, basil, oregano, etc.

Place meat in slow cooker. Mix flour, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl, and pour over meat; stir to coat. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix. Cover and cook on low for eight to 10 hours or high for four to six hours. Stir stew thoroughly before serving. If using a bay leaf, discard before serving. Serves six.

Adapted from: Montana Extension Nutrition Education Program Website Recipes, Montana State University Extension Service at http://www.montana.edu/nep/recipes.htm