Easy Best Ever Beef Stew

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Thank you to food blogger, 'Mr's Happy Homemaker' for this delicious easy beef stew recipe made in a crock pot. It just might be the best beef stew recipe you have tried in a long time. Can you say that it is the best beef stew recipe in the world ? Well that is a matter of opinion, but we sure think that you will not be disappointed. Everyone needs to have the "Best Ever Beef Stew" recipe, especially at this time of year with plenty of fresh vegetables, and beef, it's always sure to please. Whether it is summer, spring, fall or winter, stew recipes are a delight to make and easy to serve on a busy date.

This best ever beef stew recipe is the perfect meal idea, and this beef stew is one that you will want to try again. This recipe starts off with a nice coating of flour and seasoning salt on the stewing meat and then it gets seared off in a pan before getting placed in the slow cooker. The onions in this recipe are also added to the skillet, and then the whole thing is deglazed with some of the liquid in the recipe. Afterwards, with the help of the crock pot - it slowly cooks all day on low in your slow cooker, filling the whole house with some pretty amazing smells.

The carrot in this beef stew recipe is a root vegetable, which is usually orange in colour, though can be purple, red, white, and yellow. It has a crisp texture when fresh. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is a taproot, although the greens are sometimes eaten as well. It is a domesticated form of the wild carrot Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The domestic carrot has been selectively bred for it's greatly enlarged and more palatable, less woody-textured edible taproot. Carrots are widely used in many cuisines, especially in the preparation of salads, and carrot salads are a tradition in many regional cuisines. The potato in this easy beef stew recipe is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade family. In the Andes, where the potato is indigenous there are some other closely related cultivated potato species. Potatoes were introduced outside the Andes region approximately four centuries ago, and have since become an important part of much of the world's food supply. Potatoes are the world's fourth largest food crop, followed by maize, wheat, and rice. Potatoes are often classified as high on the glycemic index and are often excluded from the diets of individuals trying to follow a low GI diet. Following recipes with a lower glycemic diet has actually shown to increase weight loss in some individuals.

Whether its is a beef stew recipe, a vegetable stew recipe, or chicken stew recipe - a stew recipe is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resulting gravy recipe. Ingredients in a stew recipe can include a combination of vegetables to include carrots, potatoes, beans, peppers and tomatoes, meat, especially tougher meats suitable for slow cooking, such as beef. Poultry, sausages, and seafood can also be used. While water can be used as the stew cooking liquid, wine, stock, and beer are also common. Seasoning and flavourings may also be added. Stew recipes are typically cooked at a relatively low temperature (simmered, not boiled), allowing the flavors to mingle. Stews can be thickened by reduction of the recipe or with flour, either by coating the pieces of meat with flour before searing, or by using a roux recipe or beurre manié recipe, a dough consisting of equal parts of fat and flour. Thickeners like cornstarch or arrowroot may also be used. So when you are searching for the best recipes for beef stew , we are certain that this best crock pot beef stew recipe will fit the bill! *

Nutrition Facts of the Best Ever Beef Stew from Mrs Happy Homemaker
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings * Per serving: Calories 500, Calories from Fat 130, Total Fat 14.4g 22%, Saturated Fat 4.3g 21%, Cholesterol 135mg 45%, Sodium 1582mg 66%, Potassium 1364mg 39%, Carbohydrates 39.5g 13%, Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22%. Sugars 6.9g, Protein 50.0g, Vitamin A 122%, Vitamin C 54%, Calcium 4%, Iron 168%

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