Abita Beef Stew in a Crock Pot

READY IN: 8hrs 20mins
Recipe by CptShane

I came up with this idea after deciding to make beef stew and then realizing I had no wine or tomatoes in the house. The beef comes out super tender and the broth is very flavorful. It's great with hot crusty bread.

Top Review by Mia in Germany

Wonderful beef stew! I used gluten free beer intead of the amber ale (which I probably wouldn't get here anyway) and a "normal" potato (there are not many potato varieties in Germany and the red ones only come as very, very small ones if at all), but otherwise made as suggested and cooked it on high for 5 hours. This makes the most flavorful beef broth I've ever tasted, and the stew came out perfectly - tender and not at all dry. Thanks for posting, this will be a keeper! Made for Let's PARTY December 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop the leeks, shallots, garlic, carrots, turnips, celery, and potato and place in the bottom of a crock pot.
  2. Pick the leaves from the rosemary, sage, and thyme, and finely chop. Place in the crockpot.
  3. Place the beef on top of the veggies and herbs.
  4. Pour the stock and the beer over everything - it should just about cover.
  5. Crack the black pepper and sprinkle in the cayenne.
  6. Place the bay leaves into the crock pot, 1/4 inch under the surface.
  7. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or high for 5 hours if you're in a hurry.

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