Crockpot Italo-Irish Style Beef Stew

Sandra McGrath


I like to take shortcuts whenever I can but fresh vegetables always tastes great if you have the time.I have found that frozen stew vegetables don't work as well in the crock pot but the peas are fine because you add them near the end.This is a hearty meal when served with a nice chunk of crusty bread for dunking! It incorporates the Irish and Italian flavors together very well as my family blend is both! I added the honey to round out the slight bitterness of the turnip and tomato.

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15 Min


5 Hr


Slow Cooker Crock Pot


2 1/2 lb
beef stew meat (or beef tenderloin if you can), cubed
1 pkg
(16ounce) peas , frozen
onions, yellow, medium, sliced
2 medium
potatoes, russets,cubed
2 large
carrots, peeled and sliced
1 c
diced peeled turnip
1 Tbsp
worcestire sauce
1/2 c
red wine (good quality)
1 c
tomatoes, italian-style and diced or crushed
1 box
beef broth (32 fluid ounce) i like kitchen basics
salt and pepper to your taste
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
gravy magic (optional)


1/4 c
olive oil
1/2 c
flour, seasoned with salt/pepper/garlic powder

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare your vegetable by peeling and cutting potatoes ( or you can leave them whole if they are small), and the sliced carrots.Add to the crock pot with tomatoes, wine,honey and worcestire sauce.
Heat the oil in a fry pan. Dredge cut up beef into seasoned flour and brown for about 3-4 minutes with the sliced onions. I like to add a cup of the beef broth to the pan and cook off the flour for about 2-3minutes, adding the gravy master. This will start the thickening.
Add the beef, onions and juices from the pan to the crock pot and add a little more beef broth and stir. Cover and cook on high for about 3 hours and low for 2 hours.I add the frozen peas after the first three hours.You don't have to use the whole bag.All crock pots are different and the purpose is to get the meat tender and the vegetable cooked through but not mushy so check them halfway to see how they are and adjust the temperature of your crock pot accordingly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #hearty, #satisfying