A flavorful Irish Beef Stew you can make in your slow cooker! The long cooking time really allows the flavors to melt together.
Course Slow Cooker
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 8hours
Total Time 8hours30minutes
1poundcarrotspeeled and cut into chunks
1poundwaxy potatoespeeled and cut into chunks
1poundfloury potatoespeeled and cut into chunks
1poundbeef stewing meat
1large celery stalkchopped
1sprig of thyme
Salt & black pepperto taste
1tablespooncornstarch stirred into a little bit of cold water to make a slurry
Place the carrots and potatoes in a 4-6 quart slow cooker.
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the meat and sprinkle it with the flour. Brown on all sides, then transfer to the slow cooker on top of the vegetables.
Add the onion and celery to the skillet and fry over medium heat until softened. Pour in the beef broth and add the thyme sprig. Bring to a boil and simmer for two minutes. Taste test and add salt and pepper to your liking.
Pour the hot broth over the contents of the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours.
Minutes before serving, stir in the cornstarch slurry and finish cooking.