Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs
This is the most awesome beef stew. For years, I tried to make beef stew that was thick and yummy, but ended up with beef and veggies in greasy water. Then I found this recipe and have used it for years! I usually serve with cornbread. (Cooking time includes slow cooking in crockpot!)
- 2 lbs stew meat
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 20 baby carrots
- 3 large potatoes, diced
- 14 ounces beef broth
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄3 cup soy sauce (or less if too salty)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- In crock pot, layer potatoes then carrots.
- Top w/ meat, then soy sauce, paprika, pepper and flour.
- Spread with chopped onions.
- Combine beef broth with tomato sauce and pour over.
- Cook on low 7-8 hour or high 4-5 hours.
I have to say this was the best looking stew I have made.I did thicken it with a bit of cornstarch.and added some garlic. it was very easy to make."but" it had a bad taste for us. perhaps, it was the soy sauce.I will try again, with out the soy sauce.Than I think it might be good. Thanks,Ange191805 for a good start.
Really good stew! Hubby even liked it and he's not a fan of stew. I coated the stew meat with flour, browned it in some olive oil and then added it to the crock pot instead of adding the flour directly. I also added frozen corn 1 hour before it was done and mixed a little corn starch with water and put a little into the stew to thicken. Didn't need a whole lot since it only needed a little thickening. Yum Yum! This was so easy & good! Will definately make again!
This was the best beef stew I ever made and my husband says it was the best he has ever eaten. I left out the soy sauce, added about 3 cups of water and cooked it on the stove 1 1/2 hours then added carrots, potatoes, frozen corn and frozen green beans and cooked another 45 min. I also added a little salt, red pepper flakes, italian seasoning and cajun seasoning. I thicken the sauce at the end with a little cornstarch. I made alot of changes but the base of beef stock and tomato sauce was the key.