This is a super easy recipe for beef stew using your slow cooker. It doesn’t require much prep time and the slow cooker does all the work 🙂
- 2 lbs beef stew meat, cubed
- 1/4 cup all-purpose (AP) flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 cups (but I used the whole carton which was 32 oz) beef broth
- 1 large can of new potatoes
- 1/2 package of baby carrots
- 1 stalk of celery, chopped. The celery really needs to be chopped, and next time I’ll chop it even smaller.
- *optional* 1 can of beef gravy
- Place meat in the slow cooker.
- Pour the flour, salt, and pepper over the beef and stir to coat meat with the flour.
- Stir in the garlic powder, onion powder, bay leaf, and paprika.
- Add the Worcestershire sauce, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and celery. Stir.
- Cover and cook on the high setting for 4-6 hours. (4.5 hours was perfect for mine)
- *optional* After it’s done cooking, if you’ve used the extra amount of beef broth like I did, add the can of beef gravy. This will thicken it up a bit and make it more hearty 🙂 The gravy was kind of an afterthought of mine, so I apologize that I don’t have a picture. I added some straight to my bowl, but it would have been easier to just add it to the slow cooker and give it a good stir.