Smoked Beef Stew Recipe
2 Pounds stewing beef, cut into inch cubes
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tsp salt
1 Tsp ground black pepper
1 Tsp garlic powder
2 Tsp dry oregano
½ Tsp thyme
½ Tsp cayenne pepper
2 Onions, diced
6-8 Carrots, peeled and diced
6-8 Medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 Can (28 oz/796 ml) diced tomatoes
5 Cups beef broth
1-2 Tbsp cornstarch for thickening
1-2 Tbsp water
Make the rub by mixing together the sugar and all the spices. Generously rub the spice mixture all over the stewing beef cubes.
Set the smoker to 250ºF using wood bisquettes of choice.
Smoke the stewing beef cubes for 2 hours.
Dump beef cubes with remaining ingredients (minus corn starch and water) into a slow cooker. Cook on low for about 8 hours.
With about 15 minutes remaining, whisk together the corn starch and water to create a slurry. Whisk that into the stew to thicken it.
Serve the stew with some fresh bread.
By Steve Cylka