Apple Cider Stew
recipe at a glance
5 stars - 3 reviews
ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes: 6recipe id: 16511cook method: crock pot
1 pound beef or venison stew meat
8 carrots, sliced thin
6 potatoes, sliced thin
2 apples, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
2 tablespoons minced onion
2 cups apple cider
Place carrots, potatoes, and apples in crock pot. Add meat and sprinkle with salt, thyme, and onion. Pour cider over meat and cover. Cook on low heat 10-12 hours. Thicken gravy.
333 calories, 7 grams fat, 49 grams carbohydrates, 20 grams protein per serving
ratings & reviews
|Nov 21, 2013 Guest Foodie
This is the only way I'll eat venison because the apple flavor really helps it be more flavorful.
Nov 26, 2012 MichaelCMember since: November 26, 2012
Use your big crock pot for this one. This is a very good stew, and I believe that the apple and apple cider serves to take any gaminess out of the venison. It ends up tasting like beef. I had one carrot left, so ended up using all 9 in the package. Also was using smaller, red potatoes, so used 8 instead of 6. I didn't have enough minced onion, so substituted 1/4 cup of chopped fresh, which was a little much. I thickened the gravy by dipping out about 3/4 cup of the hot juice, and stirring in 4 heaping tablespoons of all purpose flour, then stirring this back into the stew. The only reason I'm giving this 4 stars is that it's a little tangy from all the apple flavoring, and that was a little more than I would have preferred. We enjoyed every bit of it however, and I'd urge you to try it. This is from a non-cooking husband/hunter who only gets to eat venison if he cooks it himself.
Nov 8, 2009 joy
My family just loved this stew. Flavors all blended nicely. I had to add alittle more apple juice about half way thru and my slow cooker set on low had it done 7 hours. Delicous!