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  Carrots 3 , cut lengthwise into halves, then cut into 1-inch pieces
  Celery ribs 3 , cut into 1-inch pieces
  Potatoes 2 Large, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  Chopped onions 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), chopped
  Bay leaf 1
  Worcestershire sauce 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Dried thyme leaves 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried basil leaves 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lean beef stew meat 2 Pound, cut into 1-inch pieces
  Canned diced tomatoes 14 1⁄2 Ounce (Undrained, 1 Can)
  Canned reduced sodium beef broth 14 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cold water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

LAYER ingredients in slow cooker in the following order: carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, garlic, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, basil, pepper, beef, tomatoes with juice and broth.
Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours.
REMOVE beef and vegetables to large serving bowl; cover and keep warm.
Remove and discard bay leaf.
Turn slow cooker to HIGH; cover.
Mix flour and water in small bowl until smooth.
Add 1/2 cup cooking liquid; mix well.
Stir flour mixture into slow cooker.
Cover and cook 15 minutes or until thickened.
Pour sauce over beef and vegetables.
Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Slow Cooked
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes

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