Better Beer Beef Stew
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 3/4 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 large potatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped carrots
3/8 cup chopped celery
3/8 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
1/2 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup beer
1/8 cup brown sugar
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the beef stew meat and flour in a large resealable plastic bag, and shake to coat.
Transfer coated meat to the skillet, and cook about 1 minute, until browned.
Mix the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, and garlic in a slow cooker. Place browned beef over the vegetables, and season with basil and thyme.
In a bowl, mix the chili sauce, beer, and brown sugar, and pour over meat in the slow cooker.
Cover slow cooker, and cook 8 hours on Low or 2 hours on High.
Nutrition Info: Amount Per Serving Calories: 548 Total Fat: 31g Cholesterol: 116mg Sodium: 403mg Total Carbs: 27.2g Dietary Fiber: 2.2g Protein: 37.1g