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

This is the man's favorite stew recipe. I use a 5-quart crockpot and this recipe just fits in it. He prefers a thinner broth, so this isn't a thick, gravy like stew, but its a very tasty one!! His grandfather gave me the hint of adding cabbage to the stew, it definately enhances the flavor! Beef stew meat can also be substituted.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together flour, garlic salt, Mrs. Dash, and pepper.
  2. Dredge stew meat in flour mixture.
  3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat and saute vension cubes until just browned on the outside.
  4. Do not cook completely through.
  5. Place stew meat into crockpot and then add the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Stir to mix.
  7. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  8. Stir before serving.
Most Helpful

Very simple recipe which I find makes the best stews. The one thing I find helpful with crock pot recipes is that you should heat the broth to just past "warm" before adding it to the crock. It cuts off a substantial amount of time keeping the slow cooker from having to warm the broth. It shaves about 30 minutes off of this recipe for me and since the water isn't hot enough to "cook" yet, it doesn't change the outcome of the flavor/tenderness.

Byron L. November 19, 2015

This was well flavored & a nice crockpot recipe. We really enjoyed the addition of the turnips to the stew. It was something new to our standard stew, but really delicious. This does make a big batch and I froze the leftovers in containers. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Susie D September 09, 2010

We really liked this, used elk and I didn't have any cabbage or rutabega but every thing else the same with one small addition. I added one cup of coffee to the broth believe it or not the coffee makes the broth heartier. Thank you will be making it this way from now on.

skarimom from Idaho December 07, 2008