Cider Beef Stew

CommonGround volunteer Crystal Klug shares her recipe for Cider Beef Stew.


Cider Beef Stew
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  1. 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  2. 4 medium carrots, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  3. 3 celery ribs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  4. 2 medium onions, chopped
  5. 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  6. 1-2 tsp salt (to taste)
  7. 1/4 to to 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  8. 1/4 tsp pepper
  9. 3 1/2-4 cups apple cider (or juice)
  10. 2 T cider vinegar
  11. 1/4 cup flour
  1. Add prepared vegetables and stew meat to a 5-6 quart slow cooker bowl. Sprinkle with salt,
  2. pepper and thyme. Finally add cider and vinegar. Gently stir, being sure to keep all potatoes
  3. completely covered by liquid.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8.
  5. In the last 10-15 minutes, remove 1 cup of the liquid, whisk in a spoonful of flour at a time, up
  6. to 1/4 cup. Return to slow cooker, gently stirring to combine. Allow mixture to continue cooking
  7. and thicken slightly. Serve warm with cheddar biscuits and apple slices.
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