Crock Pot at the Cabin Beef Stew

Total Time
8hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs

My husband and I have glorious dreams of someday owning our own cabin. This is the recipe I'll make to invoke the flavors and aroma of a warm, inviting and cozy place to come back to after a cold wintery day outside. For now, we'll just keep dreaming. But if you find yourself at the perfect cabin getaway, we recommend a bowl of this while sitting in front of a roaring fire, eating some chewy French bread and enjoying each other's company over a great glass of red.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a crock pot, combine soy sauce, Worcestershire, flour and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Add stew meat and toss to coat. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes (do not turn your crock pot on yet).
  3. Next, add the carrots, potatoes, onion, garlic, thyme, marjoram, wine and beef broth. Stir to combine.
  4. Start the crock pot on high heat and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to low and cook for 6 hours. Add water and barley and cook for an additional 1 - 2 hours or until barley is tender.


Most Helpful

Used this recipe for the first beef stew of the fall/winter. It was a big hit. Followed the recipe all the way except I added a couple of bay leaves and cut the barley in half. To cut back on the sodium I used low sodium soy sauce and low sodium low fat beef broth. I also used a little corn starch in the last hour of cooking with the barley as we like a little thicker sauce. This is a keeper and will be making it again soon.

harleypapa November 11, 2008

I cooked it on low 6 hours like it was written. But I didn't completed the last part to add water and barley. No more cooking. It was perfect. I removed the meat and veggies, and mixed maybe one tablespoon of cornstarch to cold water and then added to the cooking juice in the crockpot. And I put it on High for almost 1 hour cause I forget it. And the sauce was thick just the way I wanted it. A very good taste. The red wine does it all. Thanks WildLime. Made for Pac Spring 2008

Boomette April 21, 2008

this is a very tasty stew that any church group or any family member could really enjoy along with a fresh batch of steaming biscuits. served ,and with brown rice & a mild hot sauce. and plenty of ice tea. there a lot of sodium in this recipe & a lot of calories ( not for diet purposes).

navy chef March 22, 2007

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