I've been looking for a good beef stew recipe...and one that uses my crock pot!  I felt it was the most Irish thing I could make on St. Patrick's Day, and even found a super easy recipe for Irish Soda Bread (come back tomorrow).  Found this great one, and it gets 2 thumbs up from Ryan!  To bad stew season is almost over...but I will be making this again come the fall!!

2 onions, chopped
1-2 lbs stew meat (1 lb = 4 servings, 2 lb = 6 "meatier" servings)
1/4 - 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 cups beef broth
1 garlic clove, minced
1 bay leaf
4 carrots, sliced
1 rib celery, sliced
5 small red potatoes, diced

  1. Place onions on bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Place meat on top.
  3. Combine flour, salt, peppers and paprika.  Coat meat and onions.
  4. Add Worcestershire sauce, broth, garlic and bay leaf.  Mix well.
  5. Cook on Low for 10-12 hours or High for 4-6 hours, adding vegetables when half done (I don't like "soggy" vegetables so this gives them a little more texture).
  6. Stir and serve!