Slow Cooker Winter Beef Stew

Total Time
9hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 9 hrs

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

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!


Most Helpful

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!

drichards9829 January 16, 2010

Delicious stew!! It reminded me of a fancy coq au vin. I baked the meat separately (using Recipe #11857) and baked the stew at 325 for about 3 hours. The gravy is truly deluctable! Thanks Audrey, for posting. Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado January 17, 2008

We all found this to be very, very bland. Looking at the recipe, we were all excited. It seemed like a great blend of ingredients. We all took a bit and looked at each other wondering where the taste was. Even adding salt and pepper did not help that much. Just really bland.

LizP February 01, 2005

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