Tuesday, January 24, 2012

French Onion and Beef Stew

French Onion and Beef Stew 

4 tbsp butter
3 med sweet onions; thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced

3 tbsp balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp Worcestershire

2 tbsp soy sauce
1 cup beer
1 cup beef broth
2 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1-2l lbs beef stew meat
shredded Gruyère (optional)

Turn slow cooker onto high.  Place butter in the bottom.  After it heats up add ingredients through soy sauce.  Stir well to coat; cover and cook in high for 1hr. 

Add remaining ingredients and cook on high for 4-6 hours.  Serve topped with cheese and with crusty bread.