Total Time
6hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 6 hrs

I wanted to make a stew yesterday and didnt' really have a receipe that caught my fancy. I put in a few "different" ingredients and it made a huge taste difference. Most things you would have in your kitchen, which is always nice. I didnt' measure, so much of this be estimating.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a plastic bag mix flour, bisto, garlic powder and Salt and Pepper.
  2. Place some of the beef in the bag, seal and shake.
  3. Once coated brown in oil.
  4. While the beef is browning, put 2 cups of Beef boullion in Slow Cooker, add onions, potatoes, carrots.
  5. Add the beef as it cooks.
  6. If there is any of the Bisto/Flour mixture left after all the beef is coated add it to the Slow Cooker.
  7. Add water and the rest of ingredients.
  8. Mix it up and cook on low for 4-6 hours.


Most Helpful

The flavour was alright (we used reduced sodium ingrdients), however, it was way too thick for us.

SoupCookie September 26, 2009

I loved this beef stew. It was simple and tasty. I used tinned chopped tomatoes and normal gravy powder as I had no bisto. I didn't need all the flour mix as the gravy thickened nicely without it. Yum.

Fayz810 September 05, 2006

Bravo! A wonderful flavor stew. You are right it is different from your normal beef stew recipe. I followed the directions completely. I made this recipe the night before and just added the potatoes in the morning. All I had to do is plug it in. I couldn't find Bistro at my grocery store so I added 2 Tbsp of Quick Cooking Tapioca the last two hours of cooking. The only change I wouldn't add teh water right away. When I came home from errands a couple of hours later, there was broth all over my counter. I have a 6 quart Rival slow cooker.

Audrey M May 23, 2006

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