Basic Beef Stew--Very Hearty!

READY IN: 12hrs 20mins
Recipe by lovetotwirl

Simple prep and GREAT FLAVOR! I adapted this recipe from It's a great basic recipe if you like a thick beef stew and it's quite simple to add more or less of the ingredients to suit you taste. Make it your own by adding corn, peas, tomatoes, or whatever you like! Trust me, YOU CAN'T MESS THIS UP!

Top Review by cook girl

This is going to be my go-to stew recipe! My husband is very picky about the consistency of his stew and this one was PERFECT! I substituted 1/2 c. of broth with sherry for a bit of sweetness and it was delicious. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small dish, dissolve beef bouillon in warm water.
  2. In a plastic zipper bag, mix together flour, salts, pepper, and paprika. Add meat and shake to coat meat. Spray slow-cooker with non-stick cooking spray and add contents of bag.
  3. Add Worcestershire sauce and place bay leaves on top. Slowly pour beef broth over beef mixture and add onion, potatoes, carrots, and celery.
  4. Cover and cook on low setting for 10-12 hours or on high setting for 4-6 hours. Stir to combine ingredients before serving.

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