Slow Cooker Beef Stew
photo by Faux Chef Lael
- Ready In:
- 4hrs 20mins
- 2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups beef broth
- 1⁄2 cup red wine
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 3 potatoes, diced
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons mccormick's beef stew seasoning (equals one packet)
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 cup frozen peas
- Pour flour, seasoning salt, and pepper into gallon-sized, zippered bag. Shake beef in bag to coat.
- In a skillet (preferably cast iron) sauté coated beef in 1-2 tablespoons olive oil until browned but not fully cooked.
- Add chopped onion to beef to sauté and soften. Transfer meat and onions to slow cooker.
- Mix beef broth with Worcestershire and red wine. Pour into hot skillet to deglaze, then pour over beef and onions in cooker.
- Add carrots, celery, potatoes, tomatoes and McCormick stew seasoning to the slow cooker. Stir gently.
- Cover, and cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 6 hours. No peeking!
- In the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the corn and peas to the stew. Cover and bring stew back up to a simmer. Once it is hot again, it's ready to serve.
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I'm an artist and I work from home, so I love to have the smell of something delicious cooking in the background while I'm working. Cooking is the way that I show love to my family and friends -- I get that from my Southern grandma, who always made amazing meals for our large extended family. Since I learned to cook from her, I always end up making meals that could feed a small army. Down home, old fashioned, comfort foods that make lots of leftovers are my specialty. I love to eat any kind of ethnic food but I'm just learning to cook from different cultures. My favorite place in the world is New Orleans, so I love to make Cajun and Creole food. I call myself the Faux Chef because I don't have the talent to be a chef but I try really hard. My problem is, I never measure anything (thanks, Grandma!) which makes me TERRIBLE at baking.