Our pre-Spring weather of the last few days vanished overnight. Today has been chilly, damp, and rainy. What better than to warm us up than a lovely nourishing pot of beef stew? With LOTS to do today with errands and such, the slow cooker comes to the rescue once again.
2 quarts water
1 T. Better Than Bouillon (beef flavor)
1 1/2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 medium carrots, sliced
2 medium yellow onions, chopped
3 ribs celery, chopped (include some leaves!)
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 envelope McCormick Beef Stew seasoning packet
1 heaping T. chopped garlic
1 T. dried parsley
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
a few grinds black pepper
Add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover, and cook on high 6 hours or low 8 hours.
Taste before serving and add additional salt and/or pepper, if desired.