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**Slow Cooker Make Ahead Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Make Ahead Beef Stew

  • Cooking Time:

    10-12 hours on Low or 4-6 hours on High
  • Servings:



1/3 c. flour, all-purpose
1 tsp. paprika, Spanish smoked
1/2 tsp. salt, seasoned
1/2 tsp. pepper, ground black
2 lbs. beef, chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 T. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
8 oz. mushrooms, chopped
3 potatoes, medium to large, diced
5 carrots, sliced
2 celery, stalks, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c. Marsala wine
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 - 10.5 oz. broth, beef, cans, organic if possible
14.5 oz. tomatoes, crushed, canned
1 oz. mix, onion soup, dry package
1 tsp. paprika, Spanish smoked, or to taste
salt to taste
pepper, black ground to taste
1 c. peas, frozen (optional)
2 T. cornstarch (optional)
2 T. water (optional)

There is nothing like a beef stew to end any PERFECT day. That’s why you will love Slow Cooker Make Ahead Beef Stew! So GOOD!

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, seasoned salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Add the beef, sealing the bag. Shake thoroughly to coat the beef with the seasoned flour.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Shake the excess seasoning off the beef, then stir the beef into the hot skillet with the onion and mushrooms.
  4. Brown the beef evenly until no longer pink. Drain and discard the excess grease.
  5. Transfer the beef mixture into the slow cooker.
  6. Place the potatoes, carrots, celery, garlic, Marsala wine, and Worcestershire sauce into the crock with the beef mixture.
  7. Pour the beef broth and tomatoes into the crock, and stir in the onion soup mix and 1 more teaspoon of smoked paprika.
  8. Cover. Cook on Low for 10 – 12 hours or on High for 4 to 6 hours. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Optional: If you want to add peas, add 1 c. one hour before stew is to be served.

NOTE: If you like a thicker stew: Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl, stirring out most lumps. Gradually add the mixture into the stew until thickened.

Happy Crocking!

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5 years ago

Can this be made ahead of time, then put it in the crock-lot the next day?

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