Ingredients

How to make it

  • Spray a 3.5 or 4-quart crockpot with no-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine flour and pepper. Toss with beef cubes to coat well. Place meat in crockpot. Add carrots, celery (if using), onion, green beans, and tomatoes.
  • In a small bowl, stir together beef base or bouillon/water mixture, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over meat and vegetables and stir gently to combine (crockpot will be pretty full). Cover and cook on LOW setting 10-12 hours. Before serving, make a smooth paste of flour and cold water. Stir into stew and cook, uncovered, until thickened, about 15 mins.
  • Note: A boneless beef chuck roast cut into cubes, like beef stew meat, is more tender than the prepackaged stew meat, which is a combination of whatever cuts the butcher has left at the end of the day, so you're never quite sure what's in there. To save time, prep the fresh vegetables and potatoes the night before. Store the vegetables in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Store the potatoes in cold water in a separate airtight container to keep them from turning brown. The next morning, just mix everything together in the crockpot and go!

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  • Good4U 6 months ago
    Review in IMI by Detroit Tokyo
    Slow Cooker Beef Stew
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    " It was good "
    DetroitTokyo ate it and said...
    I made this with fire roasted tomatoes and left out the carrots and green beans b/c I did not have any. This has good flavor but I would suggest adding more liquid (probably 1 or 1 1/2 cups water + one more bouillon cube would do it).
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  • ladychablis 4 years ago
    i sure can't wait to make this. The temp. around here lately has been around 15 degrees, so I'll try this soon! thanks.
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  • mrswilliams 4 years ago
    This turned out great :) I only had to cook mine 8 hours so it worked out perfect! Thanks for the great (and super easy) recipe!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    unicorn4 ate it and said...
    I just bought myself a slow cooker and I am dying to use it. Your recipe is going to be the first one I am going to try. Sounds fntastic. Thank you
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    This looks wonderful! To do soon!
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    " It was excellent "
    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    This is probably one of the best beef stews I've ever made! I was only able cook it 8 hrs. but it turned out just fine. I also added about a cup more beef broth just to make sure it was saucy enough and it was perfect for us! Very flavorful and filling! My IMI review Slow Cooker Beef Stew
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    " It was just okay "
    mimosa ate it and said...
    Hey bc! This is easy and I love the method, but as we discussed, I will try it again without the worcestershire. I usually love the stuff, so maybe I overdid it, but it was a very pronounced flavor. Otherwise I will follow the recipe and the consistency was stew perfection. Oh, now when I say "follow the recipe" I mean I'll add bunches of carrots just because I love carrots.
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  • elle55 6 years ago
    Sounds great! I'm saving this to try this fall-too hot right now. Thank you, Bestcooker.
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  • lilliancooks 6 years ago
    This sounds so good and easy! I like the fact that you don't brown the meat first.That saves having to wash another pot!Can't wait to try it when the weather gets a little cooler!
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    " It was excellent "
    donman ate it and said...
    WOW! I can't wait to cook this. Thanks :)
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  • justjakesmom 6 years ago
    Sounds great and easy!
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  • softshellcrab 6 years ago
    Sounds really tasty and EASY. Thanks
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