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Servings: 6

No-Chop Slow Cooker Beef Stew

A hearty beef stew that's can be prepared in minutes.

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 Facts

Calories 479kcal (24%)Carbohydrates 19g (6%)Protein 29g (58%)Fat 30g (46%)Saturated Fat 11g (69%)Cholesterol 107mg (36%)Sodium 615mg (27%)Potassium 1011mg (29%)Fiber 2g (8%)Sugar 2g (2%)Vitamin A 320IU (6%)Vitamin C 11.5mg (14%)Calcium 69mg (7%)Iron 4.6mg (26%)
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