Savory Crockpot Beef Stew


1 lb Stew Meat

Olive Oil

1 Onion chopped

Garlic to taste

2 Tbsp Orange Juice Concentrate

1 C Cream Sherry

1 Tbsp Tomato Paste

2 tsp Beef Bouillon

2 C of Water

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

Nutmeg to taste

4 Carrots sliced

1 large Potato cubed

Flour and water slurry

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Savory Crockpot Beef Stew

Jun 28, 2023Brenda Brink
Contributed By: Nancy Tyrrell

This recipe will fill 2 medium trays*


  1. Brown Stew Meat in oil, then add to the crock pot
  2. Add onions and garlic to fry pan, and saute, then add orange juice concentrate, cream sherry, tomato paste, and beef bullion. Add the 2 Cups of water and stir until mixed. 
  3. Add cubed potatoes and carrots to the crock pot with meat, then pour the liquid mixture over the top, and stir together.
  4. Cook for 6-8 hours on low heat in your crock pot.
  5. Add a slurry of water and flour, and cook for an additional 30 minutes. 
  6. Cool in Fridge until completely cool. 
  7. Spread evenly across 2 medium trays, you may want to use dividers to pre-portion.
  8. Freeze until solid
  9. Freeze Dry
  10. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)

Cycle Time:



Add a little bit of boiling water at a time, let stand 1-2 minutes, and repeat until desired consistency is reached.


* Extra Large Tray = 15 Cups/Tray   Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray 
Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.

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