Simple Crockpot Beef Stew

Michelle Waco


Just a silly twist on beef stew I threw together. All depends on your personal taste what you like to add in. These are ours. ;) I find that it just gets better the longer it cooks - and that you can sort of use the cooking times as "guidelines". Sometimes I start out the night before while making another quick meal and let it go slowly over night for the next evening's meal - the picture I posted was cooked overnight. ***Note: (I tend to be heavy handed when I shake or pour spices so measurements are approx. go by your own tastes)

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10 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


2-3 lb
beef, i used fajita cut meat
2 Tbsp
flour, approx. (to dredge meat in)
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1-2 c
red wine, approx. 1/3 bottle (i used cabernet sauvignon)
carrots, chopped
2 1/2 large
russet potatoes, large baking style (cubed)
stalks celery, diced
bay leaves
2 Tbsp
garlic, to taste
black pepper
1 tsp
white pepper
2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
10 oz
frozen peas (1 bag)
1 c
birdseye white pearl onions, frozen
1 tsp
64 oz
2 (32 oz) cartons beef broth, i like pacific natural foods brand organic
2 Tbsp
tony cachere's cajun brown gravy mix
2 tsp
1 c

How to Make Simple Crockpot Beef Stew


  • 1Lightly dredge beef in flour with 1 teaspoon garlic powder, black pepper to taste, a pinch of salt, and paprika.
  • 2Brown in pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then add to crockpot.
  • 3Mix in crock pot all remaining ingredients except the peas and onions (hold aside the gravy mix, cold water and corn starch until the end to thicken).
  • 4Cook for 6 hrs on high or 8 hours on low if you are leaving house.
  • 5Turn down to low and simmer as long as needed.
  • 6Thicken "soup" base to desired consistency using brown gravy mix and corn starch with 1 cup cold water.
  • 7Be sure to whisk thoroughly before adding to crock pot to avoid lumps.
  • 8Add peas and onions and cook for at least 2 hours prior to serving.
  • 9Remove all bay leaves, serve with crusty bread or your favorite starch. Enjoy!! :)

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About Simple Crockpot Beef Stew

Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy