Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Here is my recipe for a family favorite that is TRIED and TRUE! You can not go wrong with this recipe and if it’s a recipe I’m recommending you know it has to be quick and easy.


Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

2 pounds beef chuck or stew meat, cut in 1″ cubes (or you can even buy stew meat already cut up)

1/4 cup flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 1/2 cups beef broth

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 clove garlic

1 bay leaf

1 tsp paprika

4 carrots sliced (I throw in a bunch of baby carrots already washed and peeled and ready to go)

2 cans of potatoes (this is the trick…whole canned potatoes don’t go soggy)

2 onions, chopped (I just throw in big chunks so I can scoop them out afterwards)

1 stalk celery, sliced

Please meat in cooker (no need to brown first). Mix flour, salt and pepper and pour over meat; stir to coat meat with flour. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or high 4-6 hours. Stir stew thoroughly before serving.

I usually serve this with delicious Garlic Bread made in the bread machine.  Doesn’t get any easier than that!

Printable Grocery List

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Enjoy!

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Comments

49 Responses to Slow Cooker Beef Stew

  1. 1
    Anonymous says

    Yum, I’ll have to try this! I love to make beef stew on the stovetop in a soup pot, but have never tried it in the crockpot. Duh, I know, I’m not the smartest girl on the block :)

    Hope you’re having a great week!

  2. 2
    Kathleen Marie says

    This sounds wonderful. I LOVE stew! Especially with homemade bread :) Thanks!

  3. 3
    Robyn Tippins says

    Laura, you should post your blog feed so those of us who use RSS readers can subscribe easily. Thanks!

  4. 4
    Jenny says

    I love making stew and have never thought of canned potatoes…thanks for this tip!

  5. 6
    kel says

    Laura- do you think this would work replacing the 1/4c flour w/ CORN STARCH to make it gluten free? Would you guess the same amount?? It seems like you do some GF recipes and I’m still learning to tweak- THANKS! Kel

  6. 7
    Laura says

    Hey Kel, yes I definitely think it would work. Maybe do a little less though because you don’t want it to end up too thick. I often just use rice flour as well.

    Let me know how it turns out!

  7. 8
    Lisa says

    Just a quick question regarding your Slow Cooker Beef Stew…do you drain the potatoes before adding to the stew?

    Thanks!

    Lisa

  8. 9
    Ashley says

    This sounds wonderful!

  9. 10
    Christi says

    This sounds great! We are buying a half side of beef soon, so I think we may have to give this a try!

  10. 11
    Robyn says

    I made this last night. It was delicious. I had never used canned potatoes, but they were excellent, they really didn’t get soggy. The only thing was the recipe could have used more liquid. Mine wasn’t really a stew, you didn’t need a bowl and couldn’t use a spoon. But wonderful eaten on a plate with a fork and knife!

  11. 12
    dawn says

    i’ve been searching for a hearty beef stew recipe (like the old dinty moore beef stew, but healthier). i’m going to give this a try! thanks!
    dawn

  12. 13
    Jessica (Cheapskate Life) says

    I really like the fact that I don’t even have to buy anything for this recipe! Well, I might have to buy some more celery, but hey! Nothin beats a recipe that I don’t have to spend a lot of money on! Also, I read somewhere that if you’re out of worstershire, you can use A-1 sauce instead. I tried it with a recipe and it turned out pretty good!

  13. 14
    Annette W says

    I’ve been looking for a nontomato beef stew and look forward to this!

  14. 15
    Mandy says

    Do you think that I could do this as a freezer meal? If I put everything in one container and froze it, do you think that I could take it out, thaw it and then put it in the crock pot?

    • 15.1
      Laura says

      I’ve never tried that myself but it’s definitely worth a shot. Let me know how it turns out.
      Laura

  15. 16
    Cheryl says

    In the picture you have mushrooms in your stew. Did you cook these in the slow cooker as well?

    • 16.1
      Laura says

      Yes I had some fresh mushrooms leftover from a fondue so I just threw them in as well. They cook up great in the slow cooker.

  16. 17
    Cat says

    Do you drain the cans of potatoes?

  17. 18
    Vanessa says

    Laura -

    I made this last night and it was delicious. I had already seasoned the meat before freezing it as I had intended it for another dish – but it just added more flavor. Also I didn’t have cans of potatoes, I used raw. If you peel and halve them and then soak them in water – while you are preparing the rest of the dish – I find they don’t get mushy in the crockpot.

    Thanks for a delicious recipe.

    • 18.1
      Laura says

      So glad you like it and thanks for the tip on the potatoes!

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