Lazy Man's Beef Stew

Yield: 

6 servings

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For flavoring, using part of

For flavoring, using part of a package of onion soup mix would add quite a bit. I like to use it also when putting a roast in the oven, always makes good broth for gravy or French dips.

Can you make this in a Crock

Can you make this in a Crock-Pot?

Of course you can. You can

Of course you can. You can make anything in a slow cooker. ;-) I would cook it on low for about 7 or 8 hours.

I would not use stew meat but

I would not use stew meat but instead get a solid piece of Chuck and cut it up myself. When you buy it pre-cut it can be from scraps of various cuts of beef. It may even come from different animals entirely ending up being inconsitent in taste, texture and quality.

This recipes turned out great

This recipes turned out great! I did use beef broth in place of the red wine and ended up using a whole quart in the end. I did not have a bay leaf so I skipped it. I did add a little salt before serving. Will definitely be making this again and again.

Should the dish be covered

Should the dish be covered for the last hour?

I would cover it for the last

I would cover it for the last hour.

Whilst this recipe looks very

Whilst this recipe looks very easy, I was taught that you should always sear the meat before adding any liquid, as it sealed in all the juices.

not sure I would want to

not sure I would want to "seal in all the juices" in this situation.

I agree. It doesn't matter

I agree. It doesn't matter whether the juices are kept in. The main thing is that browning the meat prior to adding liquid makes the beef look better when finished. If you don't brown your meat before adding liquid, it will end up looking gray and unappealing.

I live the looks of this. I

I live the looks of this. I think I'll make it today for supper.

Love this recipe. So easy an

Love this recipe. So easy an is so good.

This looks delicious. Would a

This looks delicious. Would a 3.2 quart glass casserole dish be big enough to prepare this recipe in?