Crock Pot Spanish Inspired Beef Stew

Recipe by atm1970
READY IN: 8hrs 30mins




  • Prep all vegetables: onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes and turnips. Set aside.
  • Trim meat of all visible fat and cut into 1 inch cubes.
  • Season meat with kosher salt and pepper.
  • Dredge meat in flour shaking all excess flour off. I use a plastic baggy to do this and make less of a mess.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot enough add meat and brown on all sides. You may have to do this in batches depending on the size of your skillet.You do not want to cook the meat all the way through, just brown the meat.
  • Remove meat from skillet and set aside.
  • Add dry sherry to the pan picking up any of the browned pieces and reducing the liquid to one half.
  • Add the beef broth. Allow the liquid to come to a boil an simmer for about 3 minutes.
  • Turn heat off and add tomatoes paste and whisk until the liquid is smooth.
  • Add smoked paprika and stir so it's completely incorporated into the tomato/broth mixture.
  • Add onions,garlic, turnips, potatoes, carrots and meat to the crockpot.
  • Pour tomato broth over the meat and vegetables.
  • Add thyme and parsley sprigs and mix through the stew.
  • Set crockpot on low and cook for 8-9 hours or until meat is very tender.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, if needed, when the stew is done.