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The Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe You'll Have All Season

Posted by on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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The Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe You'll Have All Season

posted by Nicole Fabian-Weber 

beef stew

I basically hate all things about cold weather except the cooking and the food. The crock pot cooking, to be more precise. Few things bring me more joy than throwing a bunch of ingredients into a pot in the morning, and then finding a delicious, bubbling cauldron of goodness later on. And the fact that it's only one pot to clean? Heaven!

I recently made this Slow Cooker Beef Stew, and let me tell you -- it's one of the best crock pot recipes my family's ever had. I know there are a million and one crock pot recipes out there (and I'm sure I'll try many of them), but this is one I will definitely come back to. Yum!

Slow Cooker Beef Stew


  • 4 pounds bottom round, well trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (plus more if needed)
  • 2 large onions, diced1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 pound potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound baby carrots
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed


1. Coat the beef in the flour. Heat a few tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the meat, a few pieces at a time, adding more oil as necessary. Transfer to a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker.

2. Add the onions to the skillet and cook over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and coat the onions; transfer to the cooker.

3. Pour the wine into the skillet and scrape up any browned bits; add to the cooker. Stir in the potatoes, carrots, broth, salt, thyme, and bay leaf.

4. Cover and cook on low heat for 7 1/2 hours, or on high for 4 hours. Add the peas and heat through.

by on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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by Ticia on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Sounds good!

by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:26 AM

This is similar to a recipe I use but it calls for beer instead of wine. 

by Laina on Oct. 7, 2013 at 7:45 PM


by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Definitely Beef Stew for sure.  Beef Lovers check out this stew - 4 big pounds lean savory beef, 2 potatoes, 4 carrots and a dash of peas. My meat eaters would fight over this!

by Rhonda on Oct. 7, 2013 at 10:17 PM

yum, and I have beef stew on the menu for next week....thanks for the recipe!

by Peggy on Oct. 7, 2013 at 10:34 PM

This sounds really delicious definitely will try......and I hate everything about the old weather except for the comfort food too

by Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Yummy, I like adding barley to my beef stew

by Silver Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 12:49 PM

I've been craving a good beef stew! Might give this a try!

by on Oct. 8, 2013 at 8:32 PM

 sounds delihs. i'm saving this for next week! anybody know if i can use red potatoes instead? i've got a butt load to use up. lol

by New Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Looks really good its what is for supper!!!!!! Thanksbunch of roses

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