Best Ever Slow Cooker Beef Stew made with tender chunks of beef, loads of vegetables and a simple mixture of broth and spices that yields the easiest and most delicious beef stew ever!
When your husband tells you that you have the best ever slow cooker beef stew and it is better than his favorite (which happens to be Dinty Moore), you know you have hit upon a recipe that will become a staple in your household!
This recipe has been developed over the course of a few years. I've added a little bit here and a little bit there to make this slow cooker beef stew the best you will ever eat. It's simple and easy to make — more like a throw it in the slow cooker and forget it type of dish. I make it in my Pioneer Woman Slow Cooker that the family got me for Christmas a couple of years ago.
How to Make Best Ever Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Anytime I can make a dish that uses up all of my pantry ingredients, doesn't require a lot of my time and attention, and can help me created a delicious meal — I am all about it.
What makes this dish even better is that it is very budget friendly. I usually like to make this when I find stew meat on markdown. Sometimes, if they have a big chuck roast or a sirloin roast on sale, I will chunk my own up and create stew meat from that.
As I said, this easy beef stew recipe is perfect for when you need a quick weeknight dinner (especially on those nights when ball games are going on).
We don't just eat this during the cold winter months. It's good enough to enjoy all year long — even in the summertime!
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- 2 pounds boneless beef chuck or stew meat cut in 1″ cubes
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups beef broth
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 4 carrots sliced
- 3 potatoes diced
- 1 onion left whole
- 1 celery stalk, left whole
- Place meat in slow cooker and turn the slow cooker on low.
- Mix flour, salt and pepper together and and pour it over meat; stir to coat meat with flour.
- Add all remaining ingredients and stir to mix well. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-9 hours. Stir stew thoroughly before serving.
- I served this with whatever bread we have on hand -- cheddar biscuits, rolls, focaccia bread, naan. It's delicious with anything!
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Serving Size:1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 5.6gSaturated Fat: 1.8gCholesterol: 66.9mgSodium: 637.9mgCarbohydrates: 22.8gFiber: 3.2gSugar: 3.0gProtein: 28.4g
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