Simple Crockpot Beef Stew

Michelle Waco

By
@Mommydiva

Just a silly twist on beef stew I threw together. All depends on your personal taste what you like to add in. These are ours. ;) I find that it just gets better the longer it cooks - and that you can sort of use the cooking times as "guidelines". Sometimes I start out the night before while making another quick meal and let it go slowly over night for the next evening's meal - the picture I posted was cooked overnight. ***Note: (I tend to be heavy handed when I shake or pour spices so measurements are approx. go by your own tastes)

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
6 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

2-3 lb
beef, i used fajita cut meat
2 Tbsp
flour, approx. (to dredge meat in)
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1-2 c
red wine, approx. 1/3 bottle (i used cabernet sauvignon)
3-4
carrots, chopped
2 1/2 large
russet potatoes, large baking style (cubed)
3
stalks celery, diced
2
bay leaves
2 Tbsp
garlic, to taste
black pepper
1 tsp
white pepper
2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
10 oz
frozen peas (1 bag)
1 c
birdseye white pearl onions, frozen
1 tsp
paprika
64 oz
2 (32 oz) cartons beef broth, i like pacific natural foods brand organic
2 Tbsp
tony cachere's cajun brown gravy mix
2 tsp
cornstarch
1 c
water

Step-By-Step

1Lightly dredge beef in flour with 1 teaspoon garlic powder, black pepper to taste, a pinch of salt, and paprika.
2Brown in pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then add to crockpot.
3Mix in crock pot all remaining ingredients except the peas and onions (hold aside the gravy mix, cold water and corn starch until the end to thicken).
4Cook for 6 hrs on high or 8 hours on low if you are leaving house.
5Turn down to low and simmer as long as needed.
6Thicken "soup" base to desired consistency using brown gravy mix and corn starch with 1 cup cold water.
7Be sure to whisk thoroughly before adding to crock pot to avoid lumps.
8Add peas and onions and cook for at least 2 hours prior to serving.
9Remove all bay leaves, serve with crusty bread or your favorite starch. Enjoy!! :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy