Favorite Beef Stew

Dawn Whitted


With the weather cooling down this recipe worked it's way into my kitchen today. The recipe probably came from a little inspiration from dad, an old recipe book and flavors that I think of in the early Fall.


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30 Min
4 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 2 lb
    beef sirloin tip roast, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 c
    water, cold *or 1c water & 1c beer* see step 6
  • 6 medium
    red potatoes
  • 4 stick
    celery ribs
  • 3-4
    carrots, chopped
  • 1 large
    yellow onion
  • 1 pkg
    dry onion soup mix
  • 1
    bay leaf, dried
  • 1 can(s)
    stewed tomatoes, broken/cut up
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/2 c
    water, cold
  • Pinch
    salt & black pepper to taste

How to Make Favorite Beef Stew


  1. Preheat large crockpot on low heat.
    Preheat large skillet on medium/high heat on stovetop with oil.
  2. Cut beef into 1 1/4 inch cubes, In large mixing bowl combine beef cubes, worcestershire sauce, italian seasoning, garlic powder and red pepper flake. Let soak for a few minutes then dredge the beef tips in flour to coat liberally.
  3. Brown beef in heated skillet for approximately 5-7 minutes stirring so that all sides are browned. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  4. While pan is still hot deglaze with 1C water. Scrape drippings from the bottom of the skillet and add the drippings to the preheated crockpot.
  5. Peel and dice the carrots, peel and half the onion and slice, chop celery, dice the potatoes (peeling is optional). If potatoes are russets I prefer to peel them.
  6. Add the vegetables to the crockpot. Add the beef, stewed tomatoes, the second cup of water, dry onion soup mix, and bay leaf, cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

    *I replace 1C of the water in this recipe with beer and it really amps it up!
  7. The flour dusted on the beef in step 2 usually thickens this stew enough but
    If you need to thicken a bit - 30 minutes prior to serving combine corn starch and 1/2C cold water add to the bubbling stew broth. Should be like a gravy sauce when served.

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About Favorite Beef Stew

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #crockpot, #stew

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