Crock Pot Beef Stew

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Beef, Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine American
CrockPot Beef Stew is one of my all-time favorite one-pot meals. It’s filling, delicious, the family always loves it, and it’s incredibly easy to prepare in advance. 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef chuck or stewing beef
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup vegetable juice such as V8
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme or 2 sprigs fresh
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 1 sprig fresh
  • 3 cups potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup celery stalks cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup peas
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Combine flour, garlic powder and salt & pepper to taste. Toss beef in flour mixture.
  • Brown the beef and onions in olive oil small batches. Add some of the broth to the pan and scrape up any brown bits.
  • Add all ingredients except peas and cornstarch to a 6QT slow cooker.
  • Cook on high 4-5 hours or on low 8-9 hours or until beef is tender.
  • Mix cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water. Stir into the stew a little bit at a time to thicken (you may not need all of the mixture). Add peas.
  • Cover and cook 10 minutes. Season with salt & pepper.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 480, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 104mg, Sodium: 503mg, Potassium: 1622mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 7545IU, Vitamin C: 31.4mg, Calcium: 94mg, Iron: 7.6mg