beef stew in your crock pot

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

What's better to come home to (besides your family) than dinner already to eat. Just make some biscuits and a salad and you are ready to call the family to dinner.. Do not be tempted to lift the lid while this is cooking as heat and steam will escape and interrupt the way that the meat and vegetables cook and will take longer until the stew is ready!

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves 8 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 4 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For beef stew in your crock pot

  • 3 c
    potato cubes, bite size or mini potatoes cut in half
  • 2 c
    each baby carrots and sliced celery
  • 1 sm
    sweet onion, cut in small pieces
  • 2 md
    bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 lb
    stewing beef cubes
  • 1/2 c
    corn starch or all purpose flour (i prefer the cornstarch)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 2 c
    low sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 c
    red wine
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic from jar

How To Make beef stew in your crock pot

  • 1
    Combine vegetables in a 4 1/2 quart crock pot. Add bay leaves. Place beef, cornstarch* or flour* and pepper into a resealable plastic bag and toss to coat. Note: the cornstarch makes the beef crispy flour softer.Your choice*
  • 2
    Brown beef well on all sides in heated oil over medium-high heat in a large cast iron . Place beef on top of the vegetables in the crock pot.
  • 3
    Add broth, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and garlic to the skillet and combine well with pan drippings.Add wine to the skillet with sauce . Pour mixture over beef and vegetables.
  • 4
    Cook, covered; on high setting for 4 hours or until the beef reaches internal temperature of 165^ and is fork tender. Discard bay leaves before serving. May cook for 7 to 8 hours on low if desired.
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