SLOW COOKER BEEF STEW-Winter Winner!!

 I love soups and stews all year but something about them in Fall and the dead of winter is extra comforting.This slow cooker version is heavenly. Ever since I was a little girl, my favorite thing to pair with beef stew is a fluffy biscuit...or two. I like to pull little pieces off and pop in the stew for a bite with each spoonful.
This hearty, warming stew of beef and chunky vegetables is the ideal dinner on a cold chilly night. Yum

                           The meat slow cooking all day is so tender and the flavor so satisfying.
Oh and uh, slow cooker, crock pot?? Same diff to me I just wanted to call this one Slow Cooker as I feel it is definitely best when it slowly cooks all day.

What you'll need

SLOW COOKER BEEF STEW

Ingredients
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 onion, chopped
4 cups beef broth/canned or make your own with a good beef base
4-5 potatoes, diced 
4 carrots, sliced
2 stalks celery, chopped

Directions
Place meat in slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt, and pepper; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture. Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and celery. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 6 hours. (I like it best on low, especially when you're at work all day and cannot check on it) If you'd like it a little thicker, scoop out a small portion of critic andnmix with a 2 Tbsps of cornstarch tis smooth then return crockpot for about 15 minutes before serving. Maybe while your fluffy biscuits are baking. :)


33 comments:

  1. That looks so good. I made a similar one last week, but I left it in the crockpot too long and the potatoes turned to mush! It was still good though! Have a great day :)

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  2. Such a hearty meal and definitely man approved! And it's a winner because hello crock pot!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. This looks delicious! I just made the Pioneer Woman's beef stew last week, and the recipe was very similar, except it was stove-top. I think I'll try it in the crock pot next time...so much easier!

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  4. This looks so amazing, Andrea! There is nothing like a crock pot recipe, especially during the winter! As soon as I can get out of my street, I'm heading to the grocery store to pick up these times, sounds so delicious!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  5. This is making me hungry!!! I love soups (especially crock-pot soups) in the winter. Hope you're having a good week!!!

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  6. You can't beat a yummy crock pot recipe like this- thanks for sharing, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  7. Slow cooker beef stew is one of my favorite winter meals, too! I could eat it every week (but my family likes more variety...)... :-)

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  8. Looks yummy and warm! Too bad my husband is allergic to beef. :-( I hope that you are enjoying the warmer weather too!! :-)

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  9. Yummmm this is one of our favorites around here, but I've never done it in a slow cooker! Will have to try that!

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  10. Yum! What a perfect way to warm up after a cold day!

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  11. Yum!!!! I made beef stew very similar to this for lunches last week! Perfect season for it!

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  12. YUM! This was one of my favorite things my mom would make in the winter! And of course you had me at slow cooker :-D
    Green Fashionista

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  13. This looks so yummy, Andrea! I might have to steal your recipe! Working from home now allows me to cook more which I love! Thanks for sharing, beautiful friend!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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  14. Yum, yum, yum! I could go for some soup right now, the weather is perfect for a hearty, crockpot dish!
    xo, Lily
    beautywithlily.com

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  15. Yum! Totally wish I had this in the crockpot for tonight.

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  16. I LOVE me some stew, especially if it's made in a slower cooker. Yum, yum and yum~

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  17. Yum! This looks and sounds delicious!


    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  18. This sounds close to how I cook mine but you have a few recipes I definitely need to add in because this looks delicious! I good go for some stew right now on this cold day! I hope your week is going great gorgeous friend! XO -Kim

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  19. I love a good beef stew recipe in the crockpot. It's been a while since i made one but it's definitely perfect for this time of year.

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  20. Ooooh, I haven't had a stew in a while. I have to make this- I love the crockpot in the winter!

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  21. I don't know why I never think to make stew because I LOVE a good beef stew! it's going on my list for next week! thanks lady

    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

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  22. Ohh this sounds so good and so comforting!! Perfect for this time of year, you're right. I've never made biscuits to have with beef stew, but it does sound like such a yummy pairing. Thanks for the dinner idea!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

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  23. Looks delicious! Beef Stew/Pot Roast will always be one of my favorite meals! :)

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  24. Yum! Another great recipe to add to my crock pot collection!

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  25. This looks like the perfect comfort food for this time of year! Crockpot meals are always so handy too! Thanks for sharing the deliciousness!!

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  26. Stews are my favourite and I haven't done one yet this winter. Putting this in my rotation for next week. Have you ever made dumplings to go on the stew?

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  27. This is what I planned for dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Linky Party this week. I hope you will join us again next week.

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  28. This sounds delicious and also just what I was wanting in my menu plan for the week. We are due to get some rain and cooler temps, so this will be perfect!

    Warm hugs,
    Carol

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  29. A perfect winter Stew, it looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  30. Wow, a lovely crock put stew. Perfect for a cold wintry day. It would be wonderful with a salad and some fresh bread. Thank you for linking up to Table It link party.

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  31. Thank you for sharing this recipe, Andrea! It is in my crockpot right now and starting to smell delicious. It will be a delicious dinner tonight and at least one leftover meal, as well!

    Carol

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  32. Andrea, popping over from #2usestuesday to thank you for linking up your wonderful post with us, it looks delicious! I hope you have a fantastic week!

    Pili

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  33. MMM! Comfort food at its finest. Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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