Crockpot Cider Beef Stew

Beef Stew
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    9 hrs 10 mins
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This classic beef stew recipe is easy and delicious. The addition of apple cider gives it a nice sweetness and depth of flavor. This beef stew is made with stew beef, potatoes, carrots, and apple cider in a slow cooker.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds lean beef stew meat
  • 8 carrots, sliced thin
  • 6 medium potatoes, sliced thin
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups apple cider

How to Make It

  1. Place carrots, potatoes, and apples in the bottom of a slow cooker. Add meat and sprinkle with salt, thyme, and chopped onion. Pour cider over meat.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours.
  3. Thicken juices with a flour and cold water mixture (about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons water), cooking on HIGH in slow cooker until thickened.  Alternately, transfer the stew to a large stockpot over medium heat and cook down juices before thickening.