Total Time
9hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 9 hrs

Something tasty for the slow cooker.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes, carrots and onions in a 5 quart slow cooker.
  2. In a large skillet, brown beef in butter.
  3. Transfer beef to slow cooker with a slotted spoon.
  4. Stir flour into the pan drippings until blended; cook and stir until browned.
  5. Gradually add water.
  6. Bring to a boil and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  7. Add salt, parsley, celery seed, thyme and pepper; pour over beef and mix all ingredients together.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until vegetables and meat are tender.


Most Helpful

We used Venison instead of stew beef. I also used fresh parsely. The stew meat came out very tender, but we felt the whole stew lacked flavor. I doubled from the butter on down. As written, it did not seam like enough sauce. With doubling we still didn't have any gravy.

Roger/OH January 08, 2006

Wonderfull recipe and it was very easily adapted to a 30 minute meal. I needed something quick and for some stew meat, but didn't have time for the slow cooker, so I took this great recipe, cut the meat into bite size pieces, quickly browned them in a tablespoon of olive oil. I cut the potatoes, carrots, and onion into small pieces and threw them into the pot and sauted them for a few minutes with the meat, butter and spices. I then added the flour and blended then added the water. I let it simmer for about 20 minutes. It was fantastic. I didn't change a thing about your recipe, just rearranged the cooking. I can't wait to do this in the crockpot one weekend. Thanks for the great recipe.

Jellyqueen February 04, 2004

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