Fabulous Beef Stew (Crock Pot)

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

This is a wonderful beef stew recipe that I found on the About.com website. I have made it several times, and it always generates raves. I don't add the corn starch and water when I make it. Also, I use beef roast instead of stew meat. I think it gives it a richer, heartier flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients, except for cornstarch and water, in a slow cooker on low heat for 8 to 10 hours.
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with water (if desired).
  4. Turn heat to high and stir until thickened.
Most Helpful

This makes an excellent stew with all of the things we like, I did brown the beef before putting it all into the pot just because I like the finished look of it batter. It was rich tasting and the perfect thing for a rainy fall dinner. I made cheese biscuits to go with it and I must say that I didn't bother with the thickening because I've never really had good luck with stews getting thicker in the crock (I must have a really slow slow cooker!) and I was too lazy to mess up another pot just for that.

Annacia September 20, 2010