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No-Chop Slow Cooker Beef Stew

A hearty beef stew that's can be prepared in minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy stew recipe, winter dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 479kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs cubed beef
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 8 oz pre-chopped celery & onion mixture (or 1/2 cup of each)
  • 1/2 pkg baby carrots
  • 1 lb small potatoes
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth or 2 cups broth + 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

Instructions

  • Combine the flour with several shakes of salt and pepper in a bowl or gallon ziplock bag. Add the beef cubes and toss to coat.
  • Place diced onion and celery into the bottom of a slow cooker. Add carrots and potatoes.
  • Use twine to tie together approx 3 sprigs of rosemary and 3 sprigs of thyme, and place the herb bundle into the crockpot. Add floured-beef on top.
  • In a large measuring cup or small bowl, stir together beef broth, wine (if using), Worcestershire sauce, and tomato paste. Pour over ingredients in the crockpot.
  • Cover and cook until meat is very tender (approximately 6-7 hours on high or 9-10 hours on low; cooking times may vary depending on slow cooker temps).
  • Add additional salt & pepper to taste.

Notes

If you'd like to thicken your broth before serving, you can do so by creating a cornstarch slurry. Simply spoon some of the hot stew liquid into a small bowl and add a tbsp of corn starch. Stir together until blended, and then add it to the crockpot. You can repeat this more than once until you've achieved the desired thickness.

Nutrition

Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 1011mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 11.5mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 4.6mg