Jammin' Beef Stew

Ingredients:

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onions
  • 3 carrots, cleaned and sliced on a diagonal
  • 2 bay leaves (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Knott's Berry Farm® Concord Grape Jam
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can beef broth or water
  • 6 new potatoes (3/4 lb.) quartered
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Directions:

  1. STOVE TOP METHOD: SPRAY a 4 1/2 quart Dutch oven with no-stick cooking spray. Place meat in pot.
  2. COMBINE flour, salt and pepper in small bowl. Toss meat with flour mixture to coat evenly. Add onions, carrots, bay leaves, if desired, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, grape jam, broth or water. Mix to combine ingredients.
  3. BRING to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add potatoes, simmering 30 minutes more or until meat and potatoes are fork-tender. Remove bay leaves. Add chopped parsley, stirring to combine gravy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. SLOW COOKER METHOD: SPRAY slow cooker with no-stick cooking spray.
  5. PLACE meat in cooker. Combine flour, salt and pepper in small bowl. Toss with meat with flour mixture to coat evenly. Add onions, carrots, bay leaves, if desired, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, grape jam, broth or water and potatoes. Mix to combine ingredients.
  6. COVER and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours (or on HIGH 5 to 6 hours) or until meat is fork-tender. Remove bay leaves. Add chopped parsley, stirring to combine gravy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Yield:6 to 8 servings