Beef stew is one of my all time favorite meals. This meal is good on the first day but grrrreat on the next day. I guess the only thing that makes this meal better is when mom visits and makes it for me. Oh, and about mom making it for me its her own recipe and she didn’t really have it written down. So…it has been passed down to me through the oral tradition, its one of those “its a little of this and a little of that” kind of recipes.
*Side note: My favorite sides for this meal are cornbread and a salad with red wine vinaigrette dressing.
1½-2 lbs.of beef, cubed (round or sirloin steak)
¾ c. flour
½ t. salt (this measurement will be used 2 times in the recipe)
¼ t. pepper (this measurement will be used 2 times in the recipe)
1 pckg. sliced baby carrots
6 medium to large potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 medium onion, diced
3 stalks of celery, diced
¼ t. crushed red peppers
2 pckgs. of powdered brown gravy
3 c. water
Put beef cubes in a medium plastic bag with flour, ½ t. salt, and ¼ t. pepper. Shake bag to cover meat. Brown the meat in a small amount of oil. Add meat, vegetables, gravy, water, ½ t. salt, and ¼ t. pepper to baking dish or slow cooker. Stir all ingredients together and make sure gravy powder is dissolved. Cook until vegetables are tender.