EASY DELICIOUS CROCK POT BEEF STEW
We love beef stew at my house! This crock pot beef stew is so easy and always turns out delicious.
Beef stew always reminds me of camping with my family, when I was a kid. We always had beef stew, warmed up over the fire. That was easy cooking and easy clean-up. This recipe is so simple, using your trusty crock pot, you hardly have to lift a finger. I have 4 sons and they rarely agree on what to eat. They all love this beef stew. I love that it is full of veggies, they just think it tastes amazing.
I usually make my easy,delicious Irish soda bread to serve with this stew. The combination of these two crowd pleaser cooking, makes my house smell amazing, and my boys come running. This stew is fantastic on day one and maybe even better on day two.
One little tip I want to share is that you don’t have to buy stew meat. You can buy any cut of beef and cut it into bite size pieces. For this stew, I bought a small roast that was on sale, and chopped it up into the pieces shown in the picture above. It was not an expensive piece of meat, but got very tender cooking in the crock pot all day.
Give this beef stew a try. I know you will love it!
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika (divided)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1-2 pounds beef stew meat *you can get a cheap roast and cut it up.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion *cut into the size you like in a soup.
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups beef stock
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 bay leaves *remove before serving.
- 5 carrots, peeled *cut into to the size you like in a soup.
- 4 potatoes, peeled, cubed *cut into the size you like in a soup.
In a plastic bag, combine flour, 1 teaspoon paprika, garlic powder and beef chunks. Toss ingredients in bag, to coat beef.
In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add coated beef and any leftover flour/garlic/paprika mixture. Brown the beef in the hot oil, turning beef to sear each side. Next, put beef into the crock pot.
Add to your crock pot, onion, garlic, beef stock, salt, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, bay leaves, carrots, potatoes, pepper and any other vegetables you like in a stew.
Set crock pot to low and cook for 7-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours. If you cook on high, stir stew every hour.
Stew is done when the vegetables are soft and the meat is tender. You can add some water if you want more liquid. Remove the bay leaves before serving.