Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Stew

Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I use Kitchen Bouquet for the browning and seasoning sauce

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. arrange vegetables in a slow cooker -- top with beef chunks.set aside.
  2. mix flour, salt, pepper and sprinkle over meat.
  3. stir well -- add remaining ingredients.
  4. cover, heat on low setting for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours --
  5. remove and discard bay leaf.
  6. You know I find it easy to convert any favorite stre recipe from stove top to slow cooker -- if it usually simmmers 35-45 minutes.that equals 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high -- Recipes that cook 1-3 hours will be done in 8-12 hours on low or 4-6 on least that is what I use as a guideline.


Most Helpful

I made this on 7/30/12 for mine and my SO's dinner. There were a few changes made to the recipe,I used the full amount of the carrots,potatoes,and onion.I only had a little over a pound of stew meat,which was tossed with the flour,salt& pepper. For a bit more color, the flour coated meat was browned in a bit of hamburger "drippings". I didn't have any celery, so a couple of shakes of dried celery flakes were used.No beef broth was on hand, so 1 cup of water and a beef bouillon cube was used. For the paprika, a Smoked Spanish Paprika was used. After adding the remaining ingredients, it only took about 6 hours for the stew to be done. Thanks for a recipe that will be made again. " Keep Smiling :) "

Chef shapeweaver � July 31, 2012

This was easy and delicious! I didn't use browning sauce (didn't have any) and used vegetable broth (all I had). I also used sweet potatoes, as suggested below, and they were fantastic! The stew was so tasty and really tender. Thanks for the recipe!

Jessica Swaine August 07, 2010

I subbed sweet potatoes for the potatoes, and used a whisker of chili powder as I was out of paprika. It took 7 hours on low, meat tender. Served with mashed potatoes, the gravy was delicious. I browned the floured meat beforehand, but next time might try it as written. I also only used half a teaspoon of salt but it was good. An easy tasty meal.

RubberDucky AU January 10, 2010

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