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**Slow Cooker Best Ever Beef Stew

Slow Cooker BEST-EVER Beef Stew

  • Cooking Time:

    8-9 hours on Low or 4-5 hours on High
  • Servings:



1 onion, large , halved and thinly sliced
2 carrots, medium, peeled and thinly sliced
2 potatoes, large, cut into small chunks
1 to 1 1/2 c.rutabaga, peeled and diced (about 1/2 small rutabaga)
1 c. green beans, fresh, in small pieces
1 lb. beef. stew meat
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 packet onion soup mix
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 c. beef stock, low-sodium
2 T. sugar, light brown
3/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Pepper to taste
3 T. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. tomato paste

When you think of comfort food, you will certainly be thinking of Slow Cooker Best-Ever Beef Stew! YUMMY!

  1. In a skillet and a little olive oil, brown the stewing beef for additional flavor.
  2. Combine everything EXCEPT the flour and the tomato paste in a slow cooker; stir to combine.
  3. Cover. Cook on Low for 8 to 9 hours or on High for 4 to 5, until the beef is tender and the potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Stir the stew once or twice as it cooks, if possible.
  5. About 30 minutes before serving, transfer a ladle full of the broth to a small mixing bowl.
  6. Add the flour and tomato paste and whisk until smooth. Stir the mixture into the stew and cook for the remaining half hour.

NOTE: Rutabaga can be omited, but if you do, increase the potatoes and carrots.

Happy Crocking!

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10 years ago

I love your site and your recipes. There is just One thing I wish that was different in your recipes. The “number” of “Actual serving sizes” you get per recipe. Like this recipe. It is a recipe that will serve “How many People?” What is 319 g? That is not an actual number of servings you get on any kind of recipe I have ever seen! Also, you don’t mention “What size” of Crockpot you use in any of your recipes. I have 3 different sizes small, medium and large. I think this recipe would work well in a Medium… Read more »

10 years ago

Hi Crock Pot Girl, This sounds like an awesome recipe, and will definitely b getting the eBook. I am planning a drop-in-when-you-can for about 50 and was wondering whether I would be able to quadruple this recipe. Have you ever tried?

Katherine mrugala
Katherine mrugala
9 years ago

what size of crock pot do you use? thank you I want to try your recipe Do you have a cook book out?

Katherine mrugala
Katherine mrugala
9 years ago

can you add other veg. instead rutabaga

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