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)


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


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  • 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)
  • 3-4
    carrots, chopped
  • 2 1/2 large
    russet potatoes, large baking style (cubed)
  • 3
    stalks celery, diced
  • 2
    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


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

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