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Mom’s Crockpot Beef Stew

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3 potatoes diced
  • 4 carrots sliced
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1/4 cup cooking Sherry

Instructions
 

  • Add olive oil, garlic and cooking Sherry to large pan on stovetop.
  • Sear meat low/med heat (1-2 minutes each side)
  • Place meat in crock pot. In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt, and pepper; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture. Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and celery.
  • Cook on high 4 to 6 hours. Ours was finished in almost 5 hours. Once the potatoes are tender and the meat is not pink, your stew is done.