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
carrots, chopped
1 large
yellow onion
1 pkg
dry onion soup mix
bay leaf, dried
1 can(s)
stewed tomatoes, broken/cut up
1 Tbsp
corn starch
1/2 c
water, cold
salt & black pepper to taste

How to Make Favorite Beef Stew


  • 1Preheat large crockpot on low heat.
    Preheat large skillet on medium/high heat on stovetop with oil.
  • 2Cut 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.
  • 3Brown 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.
  • 4While pan is still hot deglaze with 1C water. Scrape drippings from the bottom of the skillet and add the drippings to the preheated crockpot.
  • 5Peel 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.
  • 6Add 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!
  • 7The 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