2 tbsp. vegetable oil
3/4 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Paprika
2 pounds lean stew beef
1 onion, quartered
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups beef broth or bouillon
1 tsp. salt, or to taste
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
2 bay leaves
6 carrots, cut in pieces
6 med. potatoes, cut in pieces
1/3 cup cold water blended with 3 tablespoons flour


Combine flour, paprika and garlic powder in a food storage bag; add stew beef and toss to coat. Brown coated beef in hot oil in a large skillet; transfer to the Crockpot. Add the remaining ingredients except for water and flour mixture. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, until vegetables are tender. About 30 minutes before serving, add flour mixture to the pot. Turn to high and cook until thickened.