Yield: 8 servings
Preparation Time: 15 min; Cook Time: 8 hours
Place potatoes, carrots and onion into a 5- quart slow cooker.
In a large skillet, brown beef in butter. Transfer beef to slow cooker with a slotted spoon.
Stir flour into the pan drippings until blended; cook and stir until browned. Gradually add water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Add salt, parsley, celery seed, thyme and pepper; pour over beef.
Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.
Add fresh thyme sprigs to each bowl before serving.
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