Beef and Beer Stew 2 1/2 pounds lean beef stew meat, cut in 1-inch cubes 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 carrots, cut in 1-inch slices 2 ribs celery, cut in 1/2-inch slices 2 medium potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes 1 cup beer 1 cup beef broth, or use all beer 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 tsp oregano 2 tbs tomato paste 3 tbs melted butter 1/3 cup flour In the slow cooker combine the stew beef, onion,, garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes, beer, beef broth, salt, pepper, oregano, and tomato paste. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Mix melted butter with flour. Add to the stew. Taste and adjust seasonings. Turn the slow cooker to high and cook until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serves 6.