Total Time
8hrs 20mins
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!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In crock pot, layer potatoes then carrots.
  2. Top w/ meat, then soy sauce, paprika, pepper and flour.
  3. Spread with chopped onions.
  4. Combine beef broth with tomato sauce and pour over.
  5. Cook on low 7-8 hour or high 4-5 hours.


Most Helpful

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.

dolores in paradise November 26, 2006

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!

missyohio November 23, 2010

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.

KatHam November 16, 2010

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