Perfect Crock Pot Beef Stew

Total Time
6hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 hrs

This is an excellent recipe for crock-pot beef stew, as adapted from a combination of two other highly-rated stove-top beef stew recipes posted. I made it as an experiment, and my friends and family exclaimed over it for days afterwards!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat 2 TBSPs oil in large skillet, season meat with salt and pepper, stir meat in oil until slightly browned.
  2. Transfer meat into crock-pot and add onions and 2 TBSPs oil to skillet, reduce heat to medium—sauté onions until golden brown, mix with meat.
  3. Sauté leeks briefly in skillet and add to meat and onions in crock pot.
  4. Add wine, tomatoes with juices, garlic, herbs, hoisin sauce, water, and bay leaves.
  5. Simmer for 4-5 hours on low setting, or 2 on high.
  6. Add carrots and potatoes and beef broth. Cook another 2 hours.
  7. Add mushrooms. Cook for final hour on low setting.
  8. Uncover, increase heat, stir until thickened—add cornstarch if necessary. Discard bay leaves.
  9. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

A very good stew! This was a little tangy for my taste, possibly due to the hoisin sauce. I used a Cabernet Sauvignon and might use a Burgundy next time. I liked all the ingredients and by my WW calculator, it came out much healthier than the nutritional information states. (I believe it was 6 points plus) It was easy to make in the crock pot and I have never smelled anything so heavenly in all my life!!! I want to make it again just to have my house smell that way! My family doesn't like stew so I am enjoying eating this all by myself!