One of John's favorite meals, and especailly good on a cold night when paired with homemade cornbread.
Shiner Beef Stew
1 bottle regualr Shiner Bock
4 c water
1 package (3/4 pound-ish) stew meat
flour and oil to brown meat
2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 small white or yellow onion, cut into very large pieces
2+ c cut up carrots
4-6 small red potatoes, cut into chunks
2 T freshly dried basil
2 c corn (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
Put Shiner, 2 c water, onion, garlic, basil, tomato, and 1 t seasoning salt in crock pot on high. Brown lightly seasoned and floured beef in a very hot skillet, adding to crock pot as soon as browned on top and bottom. Cover chrock pot and cook on high for 2 hours.
Add potatoes, carrots, salt & pepper to taste, and hot water as needed. Cook for 2 more hours, until beef starts to become tender. Adjust seasonings, and add corn. Cook one more hour, then serve immediately.