Slow Cooker Beef Stew – The solution to a chilly Fall day!
There is nothing so comforting as sitting down to a bowl of piping hot, gravy laden beef stew on chilly fall night. The beauty of doing it in a slow cooker is once you assemble it the stew takes care of itself and is waiting for you at the end of the day. A hearty, glorious meal in a bowl, it’s easy to serve. Just add the three B’s to the menu – bread. butter, and a beverage – and dinner is on the table in a flash at the end of a busy day. Oh, bless that slow cooker! In my days of having a young family, with a hubby and three hungry boys to feed, and a full time job, my slow cooker was my go-to appliance. I would just load it up in the morning, head off to work, and we would come home to a tasty, wholesome meal. No fast food, frozen food, or convenience food, just good nutritious home cooking from scratch. I would cut all my veggies up the night before and put them in containers so all I had to do in the morning was put everything in the slow cooker, turn the dial, and head to work.
It can’t get any easier than this beef stew recipe. If you can peel a potato, and slice a carrot, your the chef! And its a great meal that even the fussiest kids will eat. In the words of Julia, “Bon Appetit”!Print
Slow Cooker Beef Stew – a warming solution for chilly days!
There’s no comfort food like beef stew to fill you up withal kinds of warming goodness.
- Category: Stew/Soup
- Cuisine: American
- 2 lbs.of beef stew meat, in 1″ pieces
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tbs.. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1 stalk celery, cut into 1/2” pieces
- 1 bag of frozen pearl onions
- 2 cups fresh button mushrooms
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 3 potatoes, cut in 1″ pieces
- Dredge the meat in flour and brown in olive oil in a sauté pan.
- Place meat in slow cooker.
- Add kosher salt, pepper, paprika, bay leaves, garlic, remaining flour and Worcestershire sauce to slow cooker.
- Pour beef broth into sauté pan to deglaze pan. Be sure to loosen up all the brown crusty bits of goodness and then pour all into the slow cooker.
- Add celery, onions, mushrooms, potatoes, carrots to slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on High for 4-6 hours.
Try some of my other slow cooker comfort food recipes –
Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage
Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup
Love brisket recieps. I make mine a day ahead. After it’s been in the fridge, so much easier to slice or cut into chunks. Can’t wait to try yours…life the seasonings!
Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? says
This is a great looking stew recipe. I’m featuring you this week, over at Simple Supper Tuesday. We hope you can join us again, starting Monday night at 8pm EST.
Love all the ingredients in this yummy looking beef stew – can’t wait to pull this off for dinner real soon 😉
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
What an awesome comfort food dish! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again on Friday!
Yummy! This is my very fave comfort food to make. I will try your recipe in the slow cooker.
Thanks for sharing.
All that's Jas says
I love beef stew but never made it in a slow cooker before. Saving this recipe…Thank you for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things!
love my crockpot this recipe is very interesting as well. Gonna try it on a rainy gloomy day this will be amazing to serve to the family
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I make almost the same vegetable beef stew recipe but I use 1 large green sweet pepper too. Makes it taste better.
Sheryl T says
I’m not fond of green bell peppers in stew but if you like them, I’m sure it would bea good addition. The great thing about stew is that you can add all sorts of veggies that you want to use up.
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Definitely pinworthy! I also had to pin your Pumpkin Risotto! Thanks for the wonderful recipes.
Deb @ Kneaded Creations says
I really love slow cooker recipes- can’t have enough! And this one looks really delicious. Of course, I had to “like” and pin it! Just popping over from Pin It Thursday. I would be honored if you would visit my site at http://www.kneadedcreations.com. I will look forward to your comments. Deb @ Kneaded Creations
Easy Life Meal & Party Planning says
What a wonderful recipe. I love all of the ingredients and it is a wonderful Fall & Winter recipe! Thank you for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop! Have a great weekend and hope to see you next week.
Terri Henkels – Easy Life
Jennifer @ My Sweet Sanity says
That looks SO good! Beef stew is a staple in the cool and cold months at my house.
Betty Taylor says
I am visiting from the SoMe 2 blog hop. I followed you on Facebook, Pinterest, and Stumbleupon. I am also pinning this delicious looking Beef Stew!
What a perfect meal for a chilly day… It must smell so good while it’s cooking….T
hugs x, Crystelle
Wow, looks amazing! Pinning!
Lots going on this week + hubby’s bday but I’ll check the ingred over the weekend to shop and out this together one day next week…you’re right the slow cooker is perfect for a chilly Fall day!
Thanks for sharing. saw you at one of the hops and clicked over.:)