This is a flash back post. I have been so busy this week with the kids and school dance work etc.....
And since it was 42 degrees this am when I woke at 5:30; all I could think of was it's slow cooker season! My favorite time of year!
Yes you read right Cola as in Coca Cola. Who knew! Cola is the secret ingredient that makes it sweet and savory. A hearty, savory slow cooker stew with potatoes, carrots, celery, stock, herbs and spices.
This a family favorite, I highly recommend giving it a try.
Ingredients2 pounds Stew Meat Cut Into 1 Inch Cubes
¼ cups All-purpose Flour
½ teaspoons Salt
½ teaspoons Pepper
1 teaspoon Paprika
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1-½ cup Beef Stock, Divided Use
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup Cola/Soda
2 cloves Garlic, Smashed
1 whole Bay Leaf
1 whole Onion, Chopped
3 whole Potatoes, Cubed
4 whole Carrots, Sliced
2 whole Stalks Celery, Sliced
Preparation InstructionsIn a 1 gallon Ziplock bag add flour, salt, pepper and paprika.
Add the cubed beef and shake to coat. Discard remaining flour.
Heat a skillet with some olive oil, add beef and brown on all sides. Remove beef to slow cooker. Add ½ cup of the beef broth to skillet to deglaze then add mixture to slow cooker. (The mixture will be a little thick). Next, on top of the crock pot mixture add the Worcestershire sauce, Cola, garlic, bay leaf, onion, remaining beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and celery.
Cover, and cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 6 hours.