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Sue's Slow Stew
By Serves 8

Slow and low is the way to go when cooking large, tough cuts of meat.

Prep Time: 30m
Cook Time: 7-9h

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  1. 1 slice bacon, diced
  2. 2 pounds beef chuck, cut in 1-inch cubes
  3. 1 cup chopped onions
  4. 1 cup dark beer
  5. 2 cups beef broth
  6. 1 cup apple cider
  7. 2 pounds potatoes baby red potatoes
  8. 4 medium carrots, peeled, thinly sliced
  9. 3 ribs celery, thinly sliced
  10. 1 bay leaf
  11. 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  12. ½ teaspoon black pepper
  13. 3 Tablespoons flour
  14. 3 Tablespoons cold water
  15. 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

You may also need:

A Pot, Freezer, Kitchen Knife, Spoon

Step 1:

Put bacon in freezer for 20 minutes to firm. This will make it easier to chop.

Step 2:

Chop bacon and cook until fat is rendered. Drain fat from pot and reserve. Place bacon on paper towel and set aside.

Step 3:

Add 2 tablespoons of bacon fat to pot, and cook beef and onions over medium high heat until the beef is browned and onions are cooked.

Step 4:

Put the beef and onions in the slow cooker with the bacon, beer, beef broth, apple cider, potatoes, carrots, celery, bay leaf, rosemary, and pepper.

Step 5:

Cover and cook for 7 to 9 hours.

Step 6:

Combine flour with cold water to form a smooth mixture.

Step 7:

Stir into the beef mixture, turn to HIGH, and continue cooking for 15 minutes longer.

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