Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs
A delicious beef stew recipe. Great for cold winter evenings!
- 2 lbs beef stew meat, cut in 1 inch cubes
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1⁄2 cups beef broth
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 2 potatoes, diced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, sliced
- Place meat in crock pot.
- Combine flour, salt, and pepper.
- Pour flour mixture over meat and stir to coat well.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir.
- Cover and cook on low 10-12 hours or high 4-6 hours.
- Stir before serving.
This is a great, easy beef stew recipe. It's actually one of the best I have ever had and I've been making beef stew for a while. I love that the sauce was thick. I did a few things different though- I used vegetable broth and I used more than what the recipe calls for. Not sure how much extra I used but after I got it all in the crock pot the juice was not enough so I just poured more broth in until it almost covered everything, then I added a bit more worcestershire sauce for flavor since i had added more broth. ALSO a big change I made was I did not have a bay leaves, and I used rosemary instead..ahhh that made it sooo yummy and it smelled wonderful cooking! The whole time it cooked I was thinking I hope it taste as good as it smells. And it did! YUM. I just added as many whole baby carrots as I wanted and about 4-5 small red potatoes chuncked with skin on, and everything cooked perfectly. This has a wonderful flavor for having so few ingredients and no nasty additives! I served this with yeast rolls (and dipped my roll in the sauce left on my plate :)). Thanks for my new beef stew recipe!
I followed this recipe exactly except that I doubled the potatoes, used baby reds with skin on in fact, I added a bag of frozen mixed veggies, and I substituted sea salt for regular salt. I also added 1/4 teaspoon gumbo file seasoning, but it was still rather bland. Also, there isn't much sauce to it at all so next time I will try to double the seasoning, especially the bay leaf, perhaps add other herbs, and double the beef broth and add a pinch more flour. It's not a bad basic recipe but it wasn't as flavorful as I'd hoped.
Made this for my boyfriend and he loved it. Doubled almost all the veggies and thickened it a little bit since he likes it more 'hearty'. It came out wonderful. Going into my file of keepers. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks for a simple and delicious meal that's great on a cold night.