Slow Cooker Winter Beef Stew

READY IN: 9hrs 20mins
Recipe by Audrey M

This Beef Stew has a wonderful herb taste to it. It orginally came from Taste of Home Light and Tasty Magazine Dec/Jan '05. The only change I made was add quick cooking Tabioca to the broth to thicken it and cook it in the crockpot. In my house, I am considered the Crockpot Queen. LOL

Top Review by drichards9829

I am sure that this recipe is great as it is, but; I made a couple of changes. I substituted pinot noir wine for the apple juice and I used a 14 oz can stewed tomatoes, drained for the tomato paste. Magnifico! My husband said it was my best beef stew ever!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly brown beef cubes.
  2. If you don't have time, you can skip this step.
  3. Place beef cubes in bottom of slow cooker.
  4. Place chopped onion and minced garlic cloves on top of beef.
  5. Layer the potatoes,carrots and cooked bacon.
  6. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the broth, apple juice, tomato paste, quick cooking tapioca, parsley, bay leaves, salt, thyme,and pepper.
  7. Pour over meat.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 8- 9 hours or on high 4-5; until vegetables are tender.
  9. Remove bay leaf before serving.
  10. Enjoy!

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