Beef Stew – Crock Pot

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 9 hrs 35 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “Good hearty stew, you may want to add more seasoning. We like a little cayenne pepper added.”

    Ingredients

  • 1cup sun-dried tomatoes, not packed in oil or 1cupuse 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounce) or 1 (1 1/2 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 lbsbeef stew meat
  • 12potatoes, medium, cut in half( 1 1/2 lbs)
  • 1mediumonion, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 (8ounce) bags baby carrots( about 30)
  • 2cupswater
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonsseasoning salt
  • 1bay leaf
  • 1/4 cupwater
  • 2tablespoonsall-purpose flour
  • Directions

  • Rehydrate tomatoes as directed on package, drain and coarsely chop (or use canned undrained).
  • Mix tomatoes and remaining ingredients except 1/4 cup water and the flour in a crock pot slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 or 9 hours or until veggies and beef are tender.
  • Whisk together 1/4 cup water and the flour and gradually stir into beef mixture.
  • Cover and cook in 3.5-4 quart crock pot on high heat setting 10-15 minuteslonger or until slightly thickened.
  • Remove bay leaf.
  • Reviews

  • “I made your three beef stew/soup recipes for a family get together and all three were a huge hit!Thanks for the fabulous recipes!”

  • “This was a breeze to make when I just had a few minutes to get out the door to work.Simmered in the crock pot all day and was so thick & rich after adding the flour and water. I used the can of diced tomatoes…salt, pepper, and lawrys…. it was absolutely delicious.Served it on top of egg noodles.A real hit.”

  • “This is a 5-Star Recipe! You must make this for your family, friend’sor loved one’s! It’s simple yet sophisticated, easy to make and delicious!”

  • “Easy and yummy.”

  • “Actually Dorothy I looked at this recipe and then at Ellen Dickens recipe and I combined the two and came up with a winner (Not that this isn’t)Love th sun dried tomatoes. Added 1 tsp Cajun spice, Paprika 3 cloves of garlic & some wocesteshire sauce, mushrooms and frozen peas”

  • “Derf, this is a wonderful recipe and so simple to throw into the crockpot!I useda can of diced tomatoes, 6 potatoes and regular-sized carrots that I cut down to size.I added seasoning to taste with salt and pepper, other wise, I followed your directions.Very nice flavor!The beef was nice and tender and the vegetables were delicious!Thanks for another winning supper!”

  • “This morning my mom remembered that we had some stew beef that needed to be used, so I went to this site, typed in Crockpot Beef Stew and this one was on top. It had good ratings, and after looking at the prep and ingredients, I found that it would be the one. I was so glad that it did not take long to put together, and everything was right on hand. I used 2 pounds of stew beef, almost 16 oz of carrots, 8 rather large potatoes, and a can of chopped tomatoes. This served 8 people-without having to do all the hard work! Since I did use more beef and carrots, I found that I probably should have added another bay leaf or something to add more flavor. Next time I will have to experiment. Thank you for sharing! “

  • “The stew was great!I’ve been looking for a good beef stew recipe for a while and thank heavens I’ve finally found it.It was soooooo easy and smelled great cooking all day.I used a can of diced tomatoes in lieu of the sundried tomatoes.It got rave reviews from my family.Thanks.”

  • “This was vary easy to make!! I added the diced tomatoes, potatoes, onion, celary, carrots, and corn. I also didn’t have the bay leaf so I added a mixture of the lipton onion soup instead. It had a lot of flavor and I will be making this again.”

  • “very easy, and tastes good – could have used a little more seasoning for my taste”

  • “Very easy to put together and tasty too. I do think it would have been better with a little more seasoning salt, but it was enjoyable “as is” too. I used canned tomatoes. I ended up putting about 3 cups of water in to cover all the vegetables and meat, which meant I also added more flour. It wasn’t enough though as it was more like soup than stew, but that’s my fault. Thanks for sharing, Derf!”

  • “Fantastic recipe! I added some celery and a beef bouillon cube with some McCormicks Montreal Steak seasoning and used 1 can of petite diced tomatoes.I did change the method cause I was in a hurry to get dinner so I used the stove top and brownedthe beef first than added the seasonings and veggies along with the water. Let cook for a hour and half and than took a 1/4 c of soup water out of pot and added the flour and whisk together and added back to stew. My Dh ate til he was stuffed! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!”

  • “I made this recipe just as directed and it smelled so yummy all day cooking but when it came time to eat I was shocked at how little flavor it had. My family did not like it. Sad because it was so easy to put together.”

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