NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS – Pink Lady Apple And Beef Stew – January 2 – 9 Ladies Dancing

Serves 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound stewing beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 pink lady apples, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups water


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat add the olive oil and the beef.  Cook until the beef is browned then remove and place in the bottom of the slow-cooker.  Add the butter, salt, pepper, onion, carrot, and apples.  Cook until the onion starts to be translucent, about 5-8 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.  
  2. Remove the vegetables and place in the slow-cooker.  Turn the heat to medium-high. Add the flour and whisk until the mixture starts to thicken.  Pour the mixture into the slow-cooker along with the bay leaf and water.
  3. Turn the slow-cooker to high and cook for 4 hours, until the meat is tender.

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