Cider Beef Stew


This is so yummy and really simple which I think the best things are!  Thanks to Mary P and her hubby who shared this.


2 pounds Creekside Meadows Grassfed Beef Stew Meat

3 large onions, peeled and sliced

3 tablespoons drippings, bacon fat, lard, tallow or olive oil if you must

3 tablespoons flour

2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon thyme

2 cups Apple Cider

1 tablespoon ketchup

3 large potatoes cut into quarters (or use baby new ones)

4 medium carrots peeled and chunked

EDITED: Add 3-4 cups beef stock also. When I wrote the originally I forgot to add that important part. I apologize.

Brown the onions in hot drippings/fat, remove then brown the beef well.   Return the onions to pot with beef.  Combine flour, salt, pepper, thyme and add mixture gradually to meat.  Stir in cider and ketchup. Cover and cook slowly until almost tender about 2 hours.   Add potatoes and carrots and simmer 30 minutes until tender.     

SLOW COOKER.  Just do the browning first in a separate pan and add to slow cooker, deglazing the pan with cider so you don't lose all those yummy browned bits.  Simmer on low for 6-8 hours.  

INSTANTPOT.    Do all the same as above just use the stew setting for 35 minutes.   


Find our beef stew at the farm Saturdays and Sundays in April  12-2pm.    Stew meat is also featured in our new meat packs and bundle for April.   

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