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Old 02-08-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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Can i thicken the liquid in the crockpot?

Hoping someone can help me fast--lol! I am making a recipe that is beef stew meat, mushrooms, gravy packet, beed broth and seasonings-- i just checked it out and its supposed to make more of a gravy but it is super watery--is there any way to thicken it up at all? would it help to add some flour? thanks!

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Corn starch. Take about a tbsp or two of cornstarch in a small bowl, spoon out come of the stew liquid and make a slurry with the corn starch (kinda like a paste). Stir the slurry into the rest of the stew. It should then thicken as it cooks. If its still not thick enough repeat the process.

I dont like using flour, I find it doesnt do as good a job of thickening as corn starch
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Hoping someone can help me fast--lol! I am making a recipe that is beef stew meat, mushrooms, gravy packet, beed broth and seasonings-- i just checked it out and its supposed to make more of a gravy but it is super watery--is there any way to thicken it up at all? would it help to add some flour? thanks!
If you add flour, you can preshake it with some water and then mix that in and heat it. It will thicken it, but I would personally put it on the stove to heat it rather than the crockpot.
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Yep, flour, corn starch, arrowroot...it'll all thicken up in the crockpot!
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Also... tapioca pearls! I use it the thicken chili - it works well!

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I know this is probably too late but if u have a box of instant potatoes, just throw a little in and it will thicken right up! My mother taught me that
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