Beef Stew

This beef stew is thick with a deliciously flavored broth and lots of meat and veggies.  If you plan ahead, it can be cooked in the crockpot after the meat and veggies are browned in pan.  If you need to avoid gluten, wheat or soy, substitute a flour that is safe for you and make sure to use Better Than Bouillon organic beef base.

Beef Stew
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Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 3/4 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 3/4 hours
Beef Stew
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 3/4 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 3/4 hours
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Put flour, salt & pepper in large Ziploc bag. Heat oil over medium heat in a large Dutch oven. Place meat in bag with the flour mixture and shake until well coated.
  2. Shake off meat pieces and add them to the oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly browned.
  3. Add onion to the remaining flour in the bag. Add onion, carrot and celery to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, to slightly cook the vegetables, about 5 minutes. Add parsley, thyme, water and Better than Bouillon organic beef base.
  4. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes or so.
  5. Add diced potatoes, carrots and onions. Cook for another 45 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
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Apple Crisp

This recipe originally came from an old Betty Crocker cookbook that I got for a shower gift when I got married.

Apple Crisp
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Apple Crisp
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Peel, core and slice apples to make about 5 cups. Place apples in 10x6x2" baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Pieces of butter should be the size of coarse crumbs. Sprinkle mixture over apples.
  3. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes, or until fruit tests done with a fork. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
Recipe Notes

Crock Pot Recipe:  Grease crock.  Put apples slices in crock pot.  Spread topping over apples.  Cook on high for 2-3 hours.

Peach Crisp:  Substitute 2 1/2 lb. peaches (about 10 medium) for the apples.

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Apple Crisp for 120 people

I am actually not sure about the baking time for this dish.  The original recipe made 6 servings and baked for 40 minutes.  I never wrote down what the cooking time was for the larger batch.  So just keep an eye on it and let me know if you make it how long it took.

Apple Crisp for 120 people
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Servings
120 servings
Cook Time
40-60 minutes
Servings
120 servings
Cook Time
40-60 minutes
Apple Crisp for 120 people
Print Recipe
Servings
120 servings
Cook Time
40-60 minutes
Servings
120 servings
Cook Time
40-60 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in mixing bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly (should be the size of coarse crumbs).
  2. Peel apples. Half, core and slice fruit. Place in bottom of pans. Sprinkle oat topping over the fruit.
  3. Bake in 350 degree oven about 40-60 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
Recipe Notes

Peach Crisp:  Substitute 2 1/2 lb. peaches (about 10 medium) for the apples.

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