Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew: The Charm of Home
It is really easy to make a satisfying beef stew in the slow cooker.   I tend to love the cut up and dump recipes because when your busy you don't want a lot of prep time.  This recipe is like that, but I added a step at the end to make the thick stew like gravy so it is nice and filling.
Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew

2-3 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into cubes
3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
5 potatoes, peeled and diced
2 onions, peeled and quartered
2 stalks celery, chopped
28 ounce can diced tomatoes
1-1/2 cups water
2 cloves garlic, peeled and diced
1 bay leaf
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon thyme
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons butter
3 tablespoons flour

Add all ingredients; except butter and flour, to slow cooker and cook on low for 10 hours.  Stir occasionally.  When cooked 1o hours make the roux.  In a heavy bottom sauce pan melt butter.  Stir in flour and whisk till thick.  Add some of the stew juices from the slow cooker to the roux and whisk till smooth.  Add the roux to the slow cooker and stir in until all mixed evenly.  Can leave slow cooker on low  for up to two more hours and serve hot with crusty bread. 
Yield: 6 servings
Recipe adapted from: North Texas Kids

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Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

I LOVE beef stew! I have my own recipe I've made and changed up a little throughout the years until I've got it to just about perfect (for our family). I need to try yours though! The roux part at the end sounds amazing! Have a great night. ~ Jamie

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Nous entrons peu à peu dans la mauvaise saison et ce ragoût de boeuf est le bienvenu.
Je suis certaine que ce plat doit être très goûteux et excellent.

Gros bisous ❁

Sylvia said...

I love anything fast and easy! And I love Beef Stew!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Woo, Sherry. That looks so good. My hubby was asking for stew the other day so I'll give it a try..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Anonymous said...

Smackin' my lips here at your delicious looking stew!

The Charm of Home said...


Unknown said...

Your beef stew looks delicious! Definitely trying this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

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