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Apple Cider Beef Stew

Today's post makes a fall favorite in a kitchen favorite, Ziploc bags!
6 Servings Recipe By Pin Print
Apple Cider Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Stew Beef
  • 3 tablespoons Flour, All-Purpose
  • ¾ tablespoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Thyme, Dried
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 ¼ cups peel and chunk Yukon Gold Potato
  • 2 ½ cups slice Onion
  • ⅔ cups slice Celery
  • 2 ⅔ cups dice Carrot
  • 2 cups slice Apple
  • 2 cups Apple Cider
  • 2 tablespoons Vinegar
  • ½ cups Water

Freezer Containers

Supplies

  • 1.Gallon Storage Bag
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a gallon sized storage bag, combine beef, flour, salt, pepper and thyme. Shake until well coated.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, warm olive oil. Brown meat and drain off fat
  3. Place potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, apples, apple cider, vinegar and water into slow cooker. Place meat on top. Cook on low 10-12 hours.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a gallon sized storage bag, combine beef, flour, salt, pepper and thyme. Shake until well coated.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, warm olive oil. Brown meat and drain off fat
  3. Divide meat between indicated number of quart sized freezer storage bags.
  4. Divide potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, apples, cider, vinegar and water between indicated number of gallon freezer storage bags; making sure that potatoes are on the bottom and covered by juice.
  5. Place one quart sized bag of meat inside one gallon sized bag of vegetables. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Place contents of both quart and gallon sized bag into slow cooker. Cook on low for 10-12 hours.

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