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Monday, September 11, 2017

Crockpot Beef and Mushrooms

The sun is setting earlier and the nights are getting cooler now. Time for hearty stews!

2  1/2 cups stewing beef cut in 1" cubes
1 tbsp flour
2 tbsps olive oil
3 potatoes, cut in 1" cubes
3 large carrots, 1/2" slices
3 onions, diced or sliced
1 tsp steak spice
1 cup tomato sauce
1 can mushroom soup
1 pint/227 g white mushrooms, thick sliced
1 bay leaf

Spray crockpot with vegetable spray

Toss beef in flour to coat then heat a large skillet. Add olive oil and beef and brown 2-3 minutes. Spoon the beef into the crockpot. Deglaze the skillet with a little water or red wine and pour over meat.

Add the remaining ingredients, stir together and cover.

Set slow cooker to low and let it go for 8 hours. You shouldn't, but I lifted the cover halfway through to see how it was doing and to take this picture.

Don't forget to remove the bay leaf before serving with a good bread to sop up the juices! This'll keep you warm!

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