Load the crock pot and go with this stew recipe that's prepped in the morning and simmers all day so you'll come home to a Sunday-worthy dinner (and your house smelling downright heavenly). Tender beef, melt-in-your-mouth potatoes and carrots in a rich broth--this could be the best and easiest beef stew you've ever made. Source: EatingWell.com, November 2017

Carolyn Casner


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place beef in a large bowl and season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add flour and toss to coat. Shake off excess flour back into the bowl and reserve.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add about a third of the beef to the pan. Cook until brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a 6-quart slow cooker. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and cook the remaining beef in 2 more batches, adjusting the heat as needed. Transfer to the slow cooker.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to the pan. Cook on medium heat, stirring, until soft, about 8 minutes. Add the onion to the slow cooker along with potatoes and carrots. Add wine to the pan and scrape up any browned bits. Pour into the slow cooker.

  • Whisk broth, tomato paste, thyme, bay leaf and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper into the flour left in the bowl. Pour over the stew ingredients and stir well.

  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on High for 4 hours or on Low for 7 1/2 hours. Serve the stew sprinkled with parsley, if desired.


Equipment: 6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

590 calories; 20.3 g total fat; 5.9 g saturated fat; 177 mg cholesterol; 624 mg sodium. 1363 mg potassium; 31.8 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 64 g protein; 9814 IU vitamin a iu; 17 mg vitamin c; 76 mcg folate; 76 mg calcium; 7 mg iron; 81 mg magnesium;

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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
i made it exactly as the recipe said. It was easy and outstanding. Served a party of 8 with it. I will make it many more times. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Added parsnips & more broth to the recipe. Next time I'll add baby peas towards the end. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Exactly the kind of comfort food I need in my life. It also made my kitchen smell heavenly! Read More