Slow Cooker Beef Stew made with tender chunks of beef, loads of vegetables and a simple mixture of broth and spices that yields the BEST, easiest beef stew ever!
Servings 8 -10
4 TBSP olive oil
2 tsp minced garlic
2 lbs trimmed beef chuck cut into 1-2-inch cubes
about 1/4 cup of flour tossed with meat to coat (OPTIONAL: add 1/2 tsp seasoned meat tenderizer)
5-10 red potatoes diced
1 medium onion chopped
2 cups sliced carrots about 3-4
2 cups sliced celery 3-4 stalks
1 cup of red cooking wine**
1 cup beef stock or canned beef broth
1 can diced tomatoes drained (14.5 oz)
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp allspice
8- oz container of sliced mushrooms (optional)
2 tsp cornstarch
salt & pepper, to taste
- Turn crockpot on low. Toss all vegetables and meat in the crockpot. Combine spices (except bay leaf), oil, cooking wine, beef broth and whisk lightly to combine. Pour over meat and vegetables. Add in bay leaf.
- Give it stew a light stir, cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours, medium 7-8 hours, high 6-7 hours.
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