Beef Stew

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I’ve made this beef stew recipe for many years and have never found a better.  You can make it gluten-free by thickening with arrowroot powder rather than flour and don’t coat the meat in flour. You can be creative with veggies too.  I love sweet potatoes in it or butternut squash.

Favorite Beef Stew

2 lbs stew meat or round steak
Dip in whole wheat flour and brown in 2 T butter or homemade lard.

In a crock pot combine:
6 c. hot water
1 T Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos
1 clove garlic chopped
1 med. onion sliced thin
2 bay leaves
1 T salt
1 T raw honey (opt.)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 T lemon juice
dash of ground cloves
Take out 1 1/2 c liquid & put aside for thickening later.

Add to crock pot:
3-4 potatoes cubed
1 c carrots
Browned meat

Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Mix 6 T flour or arrowroot with reserved liquid and whisk into the stew until thick.
 

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