Slow Cooker Beef Stew

With potatoes on the side….

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In my opinion, nothing is better than a big warm dish of beef stew on a chilly winter night. I love it even more when I get to throw everything into a slow cooker in the morning and end up having a clean kitchen and a wonderful meal ready for my family in the evening. I do not include potatoes in my stew because I don’t like how they come out. But every good stew needs a potato, so I love to serve it up with either mashed or scalloped potatoes on the side.

Here is what you will need:

  • 2½ – 3 lbs of beef stew meat
  • 1 medium spanish onion – chopped
  • handful of baby carrots
  • handful of baby bella mushrooms
  • 3 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 2 bay leafs
  • generous sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • 4 cups of beef broth
  • 2 beef bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • sprinkle of dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of butter

Here is what you need to do:

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Chop the onion, clean the mushrooms and mince the garlic. Toss into a slow cooker along with the stew meat and baby carrots.

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Sprinkle everything with salt and pepper and toss in two bay leafs.

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In a separate bowl, whisk together the beef broth, bouillon, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, parsley and italian seasoning.

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Pour broth mixture into slow cooker and..

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Give a good stir to mix all the ingredients together.  Set to cook for 4-6 hours.

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An hour before your stew is set to be ready, mix flour with the tablespoon of butter and pour a little hot broth from the slow cooker over it. Mix it all together and add flour mixture into your stew. Give it all a good mix and continue cooking.

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You can serve it up with yummy buttered noodles or crunchy warm bread. Me, I’m a mashed potato kinda girl. 😉

Enjoy

 

xoxo

Jill ♥

1 Comment on Slow Cooker Beef Stew

  1. Bill Scheiff
    December 5, 2016 at 12:05 pm (10 months ago)

    I love all of your recipes that I have tried. Will need to give this one a try. I am more of a regular potatoe fan.

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