homemade beef stew

★★★★★ 1
By Janette Suber
from Sale City, GA

I wanted some beef stew, but I wanted it to be homemade with all of my love of cooking mixed in.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For homemade beef stew

  • 2 lb
    beef stew meat
  • 5 c
    water
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    seasonal salt (sprinkle over the meat)
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 1 can
    beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 pkg
    au jus sauce mix
  • 2 pkg
    brown gravy mix
  • 1 pkg
    onion gravy mix
  • 7 lg
    russet potatoes (pealed and 1/4)
  • 2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pkg
    baby carrots
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper

How To Make homemade beef stew

  • 1
    Heat Crockpot on high, add in stew meat, 4 cups of water and all seasonings, including Beef Broth, gravy mixes, and Au jus mix. Bring to a boil, let boil for about 10 minutes, then turn down to low heat and add in onions. Let simmer for about 2 hours allowing meat to tenderize.
  • 2
    After meat has cooked through and simmered for 2 hours add in diced potatoes, baby carrots (or chopped or sliced carrots). Make sure all ingredients are covered in sauce. If you need to add some extra water, be sure to taste it to see if you need to add more seasonings to compensate for the added water. I usually buy and extra can of beef broth and Au jus sauce mix just in case.
  • 3
    Let simmer on low heat until potatoes are tender, usually about 2-3 hours simmering, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking or burning. If you start this meal the night before you are going to serve it, you can let it cool and store in the refrigerator overnight. Take out of refrigerator and heat on medium to high, stirring occasionally to prevent burning, for about an hour before your dinner or supper time.
  • 4
    **Note** - I cook the meat, beef broth, gravy mixes, au jus mix, seasonings, chopped onions and water in my crockpot on low heat for about 2 hours then put it on warm and let it slow simmer all night long, then the next day I cut up the potatoes and carrots and add them in and let them cook on medium heat for a couple of hours and then it is ready for supper.** Serve with your favorite bread or crackers or by itself. Enjoy!!!
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