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crock pot beef stew

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Penny R
Atoka, TN

Very easy, savory stew. Throw it together in the morning, and by afternoon you have a hearty, hot meal in a bowl. Fresh potatoes and carrots can be used in place of the canned/bagged veggies I use.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A simple slow cooker beef stew recipe where no peeling potatoes and carrots is required. That's a win for us! The meat is tender and cooks to perfection. Most beef stew recipes have potatoes and mushrooms, but button mushrooms are a nice surprise in this recipe. Once it slow cooks, the gravy is nice and thick without the work. An easy weeknight dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 6 or more
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For crock pot beef stew

  • 1
    envelope McCormick beef stew seasoning mix
  • 2 lb
    stew meat, cut into small pieces
  • 2 jar
    brown gravy, 18 oz. each
  • 2 jar
    Green Giant whole mushrooms, 6 oz. each
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 lb
    baby carrots
  • 3-4 can
    new potatoes, 14.5 oz each
  • 1 lg
    onion, cut into large chunks
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make crock pot beef stew

  • Browning the seasoned beef.
    In a medium skillet, over medium-high heat, brown stew meat. I sprinkle a little of the seasoning mix onto the meat, just enough to cover in a light layer. Save the rest of the seasoning for later. Drain.
  • Remaining ingredients added to the slow cooker.
    In a 5 or 6-quart Crock Pot, combine the remaining ingredients.
  • Browned beef added to the slow cooker.
    Add stew meat and stir ingredients together.
  • Covering the slow cooker while the stew cooks.
    Cover. Cook on low setting for 6 - 7 hours, or until meat and veggies are tender. Stir occasionally.