Apple Cider Beef Stew

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 lbs stew beef, trimmed & cubed
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 1/2 cups russet potatoes, roughly cut into 1/2″ chunks
  • 1 pkt onion soup seasoning mix
  • 1 pkt brown gravy mix
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To the bowl of a slow cooker, add everything but the cornstarch and water. Stir to combine. 

  2. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or on high for 4 hours.

  3. Add the cornstarch and water to a small bowl. Using a fork, stir the mixture until the slurry’s smooth. 

  4. Stir the slurry into the stew, cover and cook an additional 15 minutes.

  5. Salt & pepper, to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve with a slice of crusty bread.

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