Crockpot Beef Stew

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I came up with this recipe last weekend when we had a “snow day” it was mostly icy rain and barely enough snow to cover the ground but we live in the South so it was a big deal and not a day you want to drive around for groceries or out to eat, so the night before we bought all the ingredients for this super easy, but very delicious crockpot beef stew. I couldn’t find a recipe that I wanted so I threw together a bunch of stuff and it turned out absolutely perfect!!! It was literally the best beef stew that I’ve ever tried. It’s interesting how the spontaneous recipes usually turn out to be the best ones. I shared a quick video of the beef stew on social media when it was done cooking and teased many people who reached our asking for the recipe. So of course, here is the promised recipe that I hope you will love just as much as we did! Just make sure that you prepare it in advance to give it 7 to 8 hours on HIGH in the crock pot to cook until the veggies and meat are tender and juicy. I did the prep work in the morning and it was ready in time for dinner.

Easy Crockpot Beef Stew {Serves 6-8}

Ingredients:

  • 2-2.5 LB Beef Stew Meat OR Chuck Roast (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 5-6 Gold Potatoes, Medium size (cubed into 1 inch cubes)
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 4-5 Carrots
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 Cups Dry Red Wine
  • 1 LB Mushrooms
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 8 Cups Beef Broth ( I made my own Better then boullion beef broth)
  • 3 TBS Olive Oil
  • 1 (15 oz) Can Tomato Sauce Or 2 TBS Tomato Paste
  • 2 tsp Mrs.Dash (or any Salt-Free Seasoning)
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • Salt to taste (I did 3 tsp)
  • 2 TBS Dry Parsley Flakes
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 TBS Oil for frying meat (along with Salt or Steak Seasoning if you want to precook your meat, I’ve been throwing in RAW meat lately and there is absolutely no difference in taste. Still the same tender and flavorful beef!)

Directions:

1) Do the prep work first. Wash and cut the meat into cubes. Wash and cut the potatoes into cubes. Wash the bell pepper, carrots, mushrooms and chop up also. If you are making your own beef broth like I did, then make it and set it aside.

2) This step is optional. I’ve been throwing in raw meat lately and there is absolutely no difference in taste. Still the same tender, flavorful beef. If you want to first precook your meat: Set a frying pan with 3 TBS olive oil on Med-High heat and cook your meat thoroughly adding salt or steak seasoning to taste. Stir it every few minutes, cooking until it gets browned.

3) Put the raw or cooked meat and chopped veggies into the crock pot. Add the wine, tomato sauce (or paste) and beef broth. Sprinkle in some salt to taste. I added 3 tsp Salt. Add in the Mrs.Dash (or other salt free seasoning), paprika, Italian seasoning, dry parsley and bay leaves. Add the minced garlic cloves too.

4) Stir everything gently, and turn the crock pot on for 6-8 hours on HIGH. Yes, it does take 6-8 hours cook time for best results to get juicy, tender flavorful meat and tender vegetables. Gently stir halfway through if possible (if not it will still taste just as great!).

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5) Stir everything gently together and enjoy! Reheats easily in a pot if needed.

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