Oh My Gosh Beef Stew
This classic slow cooker beef stew is destined to be a family favorite.
When the weather gets chilly, we always reach for a recipe that's hearty, cozy, and easy to make. This slow cooker beef stew is all of that (and more!).
We love that this beef stew recipe uses many traditional ingredients. You'll find fresh carrots, pillowy Yukon gold potatoes, and seared beef stew meat that's rich with flavor. Classic beef stew recipes don't get much better than this!
We love serving this recipe with a side of crusty bread or even fluffy biscuits that come piping hot out of a cast iron skillet. No matter how you enjoy it, be sure to share it with your favorite people. You'll be glad that you did!
Preparation Time45 min
Slow Cooker Time HIGH5 hr
Slow Cooker Time LOW10 hr
- 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 4 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 onions, cut into wedges
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 1/2 cups beef broth
- 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 (6-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe
Lightly spray the insert of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
Season the beef with the salt and pepper. Coat the beef with 2 tablespoons of the flour.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the beef and sear until browned on all sides, 5-8 minutes.
Place the potatoes, carrots, onions and garlic in slow cooker. Topped with browned beef.
Add 2 cups of the broth, the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and bay leaf. Stir.
Cover and cook on Low for 8-10 hours or on High for 4-5 hours.
Remove bay leaf.
In a small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons of flour and ½ cup of the broth and mix well. Stir flour mixture into the stew and add the peas.
Cover and cook on High for 15 minutes more, until the mixture thickens.
Ladle into bowls and serve.
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