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)


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

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