Total Time
12hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 hrs

This is a great Crock-Pot recipe for beef stew.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place meat in crock pot.
  2. Mix flour, salt, pepper and pour over meat.
  3. Stir to coat meat with flour.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
  6. Stir stew thoroughly before serving.
Most Helpful

Be aware that this is the EXACT recipe that is printed in the booklet that comes with a new crockpot. It's easy enough, but they call for too much flour, it's a little pasty-tasting to me. Luckily, I made a test batch before I cooked for guests or I would have been embarrassed. Cut the flour amount down to about 1/2 and add more pepper. I've found that browning the beef first seals it and makes it taste better.

Cristina Stanfill January 27, 2001

cut down on flour and brown the meat first

paul bertrand August 10, 2001

I tossed the meat in flour (reduced to about 1 tablespoon of flour), salt, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of thyme. Then browned the meat in 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Removed the meat from sauce pan, added 4 cloves of garlic, minced, and 1 chopped onion, browned them. Deglazed with about 1/2 cup of red wine. Poured everything into the crock pot and added 1 small can of tomato paste and another 1/2 teaspoon of thyme. Then followed the rest of the directions. Served this with a salad and crusty bread. The family loved this beef stew. They wanted more potatoes (but my crock pot was already full). I will make this again. Thank you.

Nado2003 March 10, 2008