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slow cooker hearty beef stew

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Donna Geuder
Lockport, IL

I rediscovered my beef stew recipe while searching through my box of recipes looking for deserts. I will be making this agtain very soon, great cmfort food. It is easy and tastes great!

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker hearty beef stew

  • 1 1/2 lb
    beef stew meat cut into 1" pieces
  • black pepper, ground
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 lb
    medium potatoes, cut into cubes (about 3 cups)
  • 4 md
    carrots, sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 md
    onions, cut into wedges
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 1/4 c
    beef broth or beef stock
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 c
    frozen peas, thawed

How To Make slow cooker hearty beef stew

  • 1
    Season the beef with black pepper. Coat the beef with 2 tablespoons flour. Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef in 2 batches and cook until it's well browned, stirring often.
  • 2
    Place the potatoes, carrots, onions and garlic into a 5-quart slow cooker. Top with the beef. Add 3 cups broth, Worcestershire, thyme and bay leaf.
  • 3
    Cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 11 hours or until the beef is fork-tender. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
  • 4
    Stir the remaining flour and broth in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth. Stir the flour mixture and peas in the cooker. Increase the heat to HIGH. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the mixture boils and thickens.
  • 5
    Enjoy with your favorite biscuits or homemade bread.