Beef Stew with Green Peas

While the instructions for this recipe said the use the microwave, I chose to use the crockpot. It was one of those busy days (3 out of our 4 kids are in sports) and I needed something to be done when way ahead of time, instead of trying to throw something together between shuffling kids here and there. 

This was a very tasty stew! I will definitely make it again. It was super easy, cooked all day and hit the spot. I found this beef stew recipe on Annie’s and am entering it into the Cooking with Alicia & Annie blog event. 
Below is the original recipe, my note are in color:
Beef Stew with Green Peas
1 1/2 lb. boneless lean beef chuck steak, cut into 1/2″ cubes
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 1/2 cup hot water (I used about 2 cups)
3 medium potatoes, cut into 1/2″ cubes (we like potatoes so I added a few more, I also added onions)
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
1 stalk celery, cut into 1/4″ slices
1/4 cup catsup (I skipped this and the rest of the ingredients except for the peas) 
1 teaspoon brown bouquet sauce
1 clove garlic, minced (oh woops, I did put the garlic in!)
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cold water
1 package (10 oz.) frozen green peas, thawed & drained
The actual microwave instructions are below. What I did was dredge the meat in the flour, salt and pepper. Then I dumped the dredged meat in the crockpot, then added the potatoes, carrots, celery and garlic. I cooked it on low for 7 hours, then dumped in the peas and cooked for another 20 minutes.
Stir beef, 1/4 cup flour, the salt and pepper in 3 quart casserole until beef is coated. Add 2 1/2 cups water, the potatoes, carrots, celery, catsup, bouquet sauce and garlic. Microwave, covered, at high (100%) 5 minutes. Reduce power to medium (50%). Microwave until beef is tender, 40 minutes to 1 hour, stirring once or twice during cooking. Mix 2 tablespoons flour and 1/2 cup cold water until smooth. Stir flour mixture and peas into stew; cover. Microwave at medium (50%) until mixture thickens slightly and peas are tender, 10-15 minutes. Serve with rice or noodles, if desired.

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7 Responses to Beef Stew with Green Peas

  1. 1
    Bunny says:

    I love this stew, and I love using my crockpot! It looks so good!!

  2. 2
    5 Star Foodie says:

    Beef stew looks very delicious with the peas!

  3. 3
    Debbie says:

    Looks like a hearty and tasty dish!

  4. 4
    Rachel says:

    I always get so excited when I come across new crockpot recipes! The stew looks delicious!

  5. 5
    Alisa - Frugal Foodie says:

    Now this is a meal I haven’t had in a really long time!

  6. 6
    Jess @ Celebrations says:

    Oh wow, this looks absolutely delicious! Yum, good job!

  7. 7
    Jenny @ Nourished Kitchen says:

    Beautiful. I love the brightness of the green peas against the brown of the stew. We eat stew pretty frequently because it’s so easy to make and deeply nourishing.

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