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Apple Cider Beef Stew

A hearty meat & potatoes beef stew, with a couple secret ingredients and a surprisingly sweet spin making it a new family favorite.


  • 1 1/2 lbs stew beef, trimmed & cubed
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 1/2 cups russet potatoes, roughly cut into 1/2" chunks
  • 1 pkt onion soup seasoning mix
  • 1 pkt brown gravy mix
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water


  • To the bowl of a slow cooker, add everything but the cornstarch and water. Stir to combine. 
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or on high for 4 hours.
  • Add the cornstarch and water to a small bowl. Using a fork, stir the mixture until the slurry's smooth. 
  • Stir the slurry into the stew, cover and cook an additional 15 minutes.
  • Salt & pepper, to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve with a slice of crusty bread.


recipe adapted from Together As Family