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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.

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Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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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 »


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

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

can you add oth­er veg. instead rutaba­ga

Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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