Thursday, September 21, 2006

Slow Cooking Thursday ~ Crockpot Beef & Gravy

Crockpot Beef & Gravy

1 1/2 kg. (3lbs.) stew beef, or outside or inside round steak, trimmed & cut into cubes
2Tbsp. oil
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
1Tbsp. salt
1tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 Tbsp. flour
1/3 c. cold water

Brown the meat over med high heat and transfer to crockpot. Add remaining ingrediants except flour and water. Stir. Cook on high for 5 hours. At the 4th hour stir together flour and cold water until a smooth paste is formed. Add to crock while stirring crock ingrediants to avoid lumps. Allow to cook for that last hour.

*UPDATE:  a dear reader emailed me and mentioned that her meat wasn't letting up enough juices to make any kind of gravy.  So if you are finding that or if you like lots of gravy or if you like a richer gravy, then I suggest you add about a cup to a cup and a half of water to the brownings in the fry pan.  Scrap them up really good and then add to the crockpot with the other ingredients.  You'll have to adjust the flower accordingly.

Serve with mashed potatoes.

This makes lots. I usually freeze some to a quick meal later in the month.

Our host, Sandra from Diary of a Stay at Home Mom, has more great ideas and links to other great slow cook recipes. Add your own link if you've got a great crock recipe.


Pretty Lady said...

Thank you for the recipe and I am going to check those sites from your 13 on Thursday. Thanks again.

Eagles Wings said...

Yummy! this sounds really good! I'll have to try..
Thanks for stopping by my blog so many times and commenting.

Shalee said...

Susanne, I'm trying this on Saturday! My mouth is salivating right now. (Am I Pavlov's dog? Mention beef, onions and garlic and I start to drool...)

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy

Anonymous said...

AH -- I am addicted to slow cooker recipes!! Printing this one now...

GiBee said...

This sounds like a good recipe!

Annette {This Simple Home} said...

Sounds very good!!

Annette {This Simple Home} said...

So I'm making this right now...and noticed that there is virtually no liquid until later. Is that right? Just wanted to make sure since it's cooking on high. :)