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slow cooker ground beef stew

Recipe by
Chrissy Hackley
Vestal, NY

I love stews. I make them all the time in many different ways. This is a different way to use ground beef for a nice hearty winter meal. I don't like a lot of prep on busy days, so I love that I don't have to pre-cook the ground beef and using little baby potatoes that I don't need to cut. I prefer to serve my stews with cornbread or biscuits.

yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker ground beef stew

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef(90/10 works great)
  • 2 lb
    baby potatoes
  • 1 bag
    frozen carrots
  • 4 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 1 lg
    onion, minced
  • 1 c
    beef broth
  • 6 oz
    can of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    kitchen bouquet gravy sauce
  • 2
    bay leaves

How To Make slow cooker ground beef stew

  • 1
    Place potatoes in slow cooker, followed by celery, frozen carrots, and onion. Break up raw ground beef with hands into smaller pieces on top of veggies. Doesn't need to be super small pieces. It will break up a bit more when you stir in the next ingredients.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl, mix together broth, tomato paste, thyme, garlic, worcestershire sauce, Kitchen Bouquet, pepper, and salt.
  • 3
    Pour mixture on top of beef and veggies. Stir gently. Press bay leaves into stew mixture.
  • 4
    Set for 6-8 hours. Serve as is with some corn bread or biscuits.

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