Eye of Round Beefy Stew


When I saw this tree I was shocked. When did this start to happen? It is far too soon! I know fall is on its way but I am pretending it is not happening this year. No fall means no winter, right?

Okay, so I cannot stick my head in the sand at the beach but I can make warm homey dishes and pretend that it is just going to stay cool this year despite all predictions calling for colder temperatures than normal and more snow.

This is one meal we will be making again as it was so simple!

Verdict:

I am pretty indifferent to beef stew. It is probably because I want something richer with more flavor. Unless it has wine in it I usually turn my nose up at it. We didn’t have any noodles on hand so I used the last of the wild rice in this dish. I ate two bowls! It was so good. I think I finally found the recipe I like.

Eye of Round Beefy Stew

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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An easy way to cook a tough cut of meat and make it simply delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 lb. Eye of Round Roast (any visible fat trimmed)
  • 8 oz. baby carrots, cut into 3rds or like my daughter just leave them whole
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into slices
  • 1 onion, large chop
  • 1 packet Au Jus mix, dry
  • 1 cup white or red wine (use your favorite)
  • 1/2 cup water or beef stock
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons + corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons+ cold water
  • wild or brown rice , cooked according to package directions for serving

Directions:

  1. Place onions, carrots, and celery in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the roast on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle the au jus mix over the meat and vegetables. Pour the wine and beef stock over the roast. Stir to mix sauce.
  2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours until roast is cooked through and easily cuts or shreds.
  3. Check thickness and flavor of sauce in slow cooker. If it is thick enough for you serve stew over cooked rice. Add salt and black pepper as needed to flavor.
  4. If you would like the sauce thicker add 2 tablespoons corn starch to 2 tablespoons of cold water and stir until completely dissolved. Add this mixture to the slow cooker. Turn slow cooker on high for 15-20 minutes and stir well. Sauce should thicken. Taste and adjust spices before serving over rice.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. tidalscribe says:

    We never had a slow cooker first time round, now they are back in fashion here; every time our daughter gets a new kitchen gadget we follow suit. This sounds delicious.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      My slow cooker is the most used small appliance in my house. It has taken me awhile to get used to how to cook meat so that it isn’t dry or mushy. Enjoy it!

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  2. That really looks hearty and sounds tasty! Not your average beef stew! Fall is here Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Sigh it is definitely on its way in. Though they do say the first day of school, on Tuesday, is supposed to be 90+ degrees. Figures.

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      1. Wow! It has cooled off here to 70’s!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          It has been 70s or high 60s most 9f this month but of course the heat comes as the kids go back to school.

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  3. Fall is beginning to push Summer out here. I’m seeing the trees starting to turn while on walks throughout my neighborhood. With all the fires, smoke and ash in the air the temps are going to be cooler. I’m already pulling out my blazers, and long sleeve tops.

    Do you have an Instant Pot? I’m thinking about getting one. You can sear your meat in them! Which truly makes that slow cooker a one pot meal.

    I cook the most in the fall and winter. I want soup, and stews. Comfort foods. This looks, and sounds so good. I’m saving this recipe.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks! I don’t have an Insta Pot. I have been thinking of getting one but also thinking of getting an air fryer (which isn’t really an air fryer) too.

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      1. I had look up and watch a couple of reviews of an Air Fryer. I’d never heard of it.
        It looks pretty neat! It looks huge!

        Would you use the Air Fryer more than the InstaPot you think?

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          It’s tough to say. I think I would as I have been researching and you should use it more like a convection oven to make crisper items.

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  4. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

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