Crockpot Cider Beef Stew

Beef Stew

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  • Total: 9 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 9 hrs
  • Yield: 1 pot (6 to 8 servings)

This classic beef stew recipe is easy and delicious. The addition of apple cider gives it a nice sweetness and depth of flavor. This beef stew is made with stew beef, potatoes, carrots, and apple cider in a slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds lean beef stew meat
  • 8 carrots (sliced thin)
  • 6 medium potatoes (sliced thin)
  • 2 apples (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups apple cider

Steps to Make It

  1. Place carrots, potatoes, and apples in the bottom of a slow cooker. Add meat and sprinkle with salt, thyme, and chopped onion. Pour cider over meat.

  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours.

  3. Thicken juices with a flour and cold water mixture (about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons water), cooking on high in slow cooker until thickened.  Alternately, transfer the stew to a large stockpot over medium heat and cook down juices before thickening.

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