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Does anyone here make beef stew in a crock pot?

If so, do you brown the stew meat first, or just throw it in raw with everything else?


Asked by LovingSAHMommy at 7:15 PM on Jan. 11, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (8)
  • I brown it. I am always worried about undercooked meat. It tastes better too cuz you can season the meat! Good luck:)

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 8:09 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I've always put it in raw, but I've heard that browning makes a better taste.

    Answer by Bmat at 7:22 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I have done both. I prefer browning it beforehand.

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 7:24 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I've tried it both ways, and I prefer browning it first. Not doing it makes it ok, but browning it gives a deeper, richer color and flavor. The extra few minutes is worth it.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 9:13 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I brown mine_ tatses better

    Answer by chefjen at 7:38 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Browning it makes the flavor worlds better.

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:35 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Flour the meat, brown and then brown the onions.

    Answer by Librarylady60 at 7:07 AM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Doing it today, I browned it so it would cook a little faster in the cp since I didnt' get it started as early as I should have - normally I wouldn't have though.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:52 PM on Jan. 12, 2011