Slow-Cooked Herbed Beef and Potatoes

Savory and tender, this beef is simmered in a slow cooker and served over potatoes
Yield: 

8 hearty servings
Ingredients: 

2 pounds beef stew meat (in large cubes) or beef roast (chuck roast or similar)
1 large onion, diced
6 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 tablespoon fresh)
1/4 teaspoon dried sage (or 1 teaspoon fresh)
1/2 teaspoon dried savory (or 1/2 tablespoon fresh)
2 teaspoons salt
2-3″ of water in slow cooker (about 4 cups)

Additional ingredients:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk or water

3 pounds potatoes, washed and cut into 1″ chunks*
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
Instructions: 

1.
Place beef, onions, seasonings, and water (about 4 cups) into slow
cooker. I use a 6-quart slow cooker, but I think this would fit in a
3-4-quart on as well. Cook on HIGH for 6 hours.

2. After about 5 1/2 hours of cooking, wash and cube the potatoes and
place in a stock pot. Cook, covered, until potatoes are soft. (Reduce
heat after potatoes start to boil.)

3. While potatoes are cooking, whisk together the 1/2 cup all-purpose
flour and 1 cup milk or water in a small bowl. Remove the 6 bay leaves
from the beef. Stir in the flour/milk mixture, into the hot beef, and
cover again. Allow to heat for 10 minutes (still on HIGH) and stir
again. Cover again, and heat until bubbly.

4. Drain potatoes briefly, return to pan, and stir in 2 tablespoons
butter and 1 teaspoon salt. Potatoes can still be chunky. Or, you can
use a hand mixer to make mashed potatoes. (Add 1/2 cup milk if making
mashed potatoes.)

Serve the hot beef over the potatoes and enjoy!

Slow-Cooked Herbed Beef and Potatoes
Slow-Cooked Herbed Beef and Potatoes

This recipe is from Tammy’s Recipes.