slow cooker beef stew

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79 Responses to slow cooker beef stew

  1. Erin September 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    Made this and it was very yummy but I had some trouble with the carrots and potatoes being under cooked. I remedied this by boiling it all on the stove for 30 minutes.

    • Anonymous January 12, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

      Put the potatoes on the bottom of the crock pot. They will cook better.

  2. Camara September 16, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    I made this tonight. It was the best beef stew I’ve ever had, even my 3 year old loved it. Thank you.

    • movita beaucoup September 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

      Yippie!! I’m so glad to hear this! Thanks so much for stopping by to let me know – you’ve totally made my day!

  3. Anonymous September 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Can you cook this in less than 8 hours? Like if I put it on high how many hours should I do?

    • movita beaucoup September 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

      I haven’t tested it on high, so I can’t answer that for you – I’d hate to guess on something like that! I don’t recommend anything I haven’t tried personally.

  4. Crystal September 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    Tried this today, but I didn’t use a slow cooker. I don’t have one! :0 It was great though! I cooked my beef and then dumped everything in and let it simmer on the stove for about an hour and a half. Served with corn muffins, yum! The only thing I did differently was add a TBS of my homemade onion soup mix along with the Italian seasoning. Perfect stew to start off the fall season! Thanks!

  5. Nat in the Kitchen September 25, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    I can’t wait to try this! About how many servings does it yield?

    • movita beaucoup September 26, 2012 at 5:44 am #

      My slow cooker is huge, and there are only two of us here, so I’d say that it easily serves 6-8! (When we make it, we get to eat it for a few meals…)

  6. Carrie September 27, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    I need to change it a tad to make it gluten free. Will it work out the same to use corn starch in place of flour? Fingers crossed!!! This looks delish!

    • movita beaucoup September 28, 2012 at 7:37 am #

      I’m sure cornstarch would be absolutely fine – it’s meant to thicken the broth, and many people use cornstarch for that purpose!

  7. Karen October 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    Hi! Just made this and it is delicious. Thanks for such a great recipe!!

  8. Kathie ott October 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    I made the the stew and I am not a very good cook or really cook that often but this was Delish !! I used a arm roast instead of stew meat and red potatoes… So good!! Thank you!!

    • movita beaucoup October 19, 2012 at 5:51 am #

      You are very welcome! I’m so glad you liked it!

  9. Kristi October 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    This was absolutely delicious! It took a bit more time than I typically like to put into a crockpot meal but it was totally worth it! My family gave this a 10!

    • movita beaucoup October 17, 2012 at 5:27 am #

      Yay! I’m so glad! Thanks for stopping back to let me know…

  10. Anonymous October 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    I made this last night and it was AMAZING! I have searched (Failed many times) to find a great beef stew recipe in the crock pot. My veggies and meat began to stick out occasionally, but I just stirred it a couple of times. Also, the potatoes and carrots were still slightly crunchy but not under cooked. I will cook the full 10 hours instead of the 9 I did. But it did help the veggies not get mushy when were ate it today for lunch! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Marianne Kiehl October 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    Making tis stew for the second time in six weeks! It is delicious! Don’t like peas so used frozen green beans instead. Worked fine.o

  12. Anonymous October 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    I made it and it was delicious!!! Made it again later on in the week! Yummmy classic recipe

  13. prince26155 November 1, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    I tried this recipe because I’ve not found anything close to my mother-in-law beef stew. This is one I could at least adapt. I made it the way you said, with one exceptions. My mother-in-law always thicken her beef stew with browned flour. So I used that as the thickening. It was pretty close and my husband loved it.

  14. Jennifer November 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    I made your stew tonight, and it is amazing, however i made it in a pressure cooker in about 30 minutes and way yummmmm.

  15. Michele November 7, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    Yummy. I made it for my kids. And like most stews. The second day was even better. I added some sliced mushrooms and they were delicious in your stew. So easy to make. Thank you

  16. lori ann larmand November 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    we made this during hurricane sandy (thankful we kept power throughout) and it was just simply classic. Exactly what beef stew should be. Timeless & thrilled we found it.

  17. Emily November 12, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Do you just use regular Italian seasoning flakes or an actual Italian seasoning mixture seasoning?

    • movita beaucoup November 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

      I use Italian seasoning from the spice aisle at the grocery store – so easy!

  18. Becca November 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    Just finished eating! Made mini focaccia to go with! Delicious!! Thanks so much

  19. towles November 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    This was delicious. I used Trader Joe’s 21 Salute in place of Italian seasoning and cooked on high for 6 hours and it was great. Thanks!

  20. Anonymous December 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    I make this using left over roast.My family knows to expect stew after I cook a roast. Beats the heck out of roast beef sandwiches!!!

  21. kelly January 1, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    made this tonight, best beef stew I have ever had HANDS DOWN. Thank you!! Very hardy yummmmu

  22. Judy January 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    I made this yesterday and it is wonderful! I don’t love tomatoes so I used a 14oz can of crushed I had in the cabinet and added an extra cup of beef broth to make up for some of the lost liquid. I also took out the bay leaves after 4 hours because I didn’t like how they were making it smell. I love how thick and hearty it turned out, and since I’m only one person with nearly 5 quarts of stew, I’m going to try my first canning ever with this stew! (my parents can so I’ve seen it done and helped a little as a kid, but I’ve never done it myself)

  23. morehe January 15, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    Just made this stew (my first time using a crockpot haha) and loved is so so much! Thanks for posting the recipe!

  24. Abby January 15, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    I’m currently living in China and it can be super hard to find American recipes of which I can find all the ingredients. I could EASILY get everything for this recipe (of course I never really know what kind of beef or what part of the cow I’m getting… dang my poor language skills!). This is definitely the best stew I’ve ever eaten… or made for that matter!!! LOVED IT!!! I added some mushrooms, because really, everything is better with some mushrooms… okay, maybe not everything, but a great many things are made better by mushrooms! 😉 Thanks so much for this recipe!

  25. Anonymous January 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Tried it and liked it !!

  26. Ems97q January 24, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Slightly disappointed. For everything that goes into this stew there isn’t much FLAVOR. It was a waste of food 🙁

    • movita beaucoup January 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

      Sorry you feel this way. It would seem that other people have enjoyed this stew more than you – and it’s a favourite of mine. Good luck in your quest to find a stew more to your liking. Thanks for stopping by.

  27. Anonymous January 26, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    Just made the stew (and had guest over for super)…it was absolutely delicious!!! A hit with everyone…

    Cooked it on high for 6hrs and was just perfect…thank you

    • movita beaucoup January 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

      So glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by to say so!

  28. Brooklyn January 27, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    A new favorite in Austin Texas!!

  29. Anonymous January 31, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

    This was a great recipe. My family went nuts over it! Thank you!

  30. Anonymous February 6, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    Love this recipe! It was so good! I used an arm roast instead of stew meat.

  31. Anonymous February 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    Made this with herb dumplings….OMG!!!!! It makes my mouth water just thinking about it again.

    • movita beaucoup February 12, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

      I adore dumplings – brilliant idea! I might have to throw some in the next time I make this…

  32. vicky February 12, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    Made this for my whole family tonight. Everyone loved it! It made so much and we still have a good amount of leftovers!

    • movita beaucoup February 12, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

      I’m so glad to hear that you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by to say so…

  33. Clary February 14, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    Hi I’m thinking about making this, but I have a question. I only have 1 pound of meat and I was wondering if the cooking time would be less than if I use 2 pounds of meat like the recipe said? Thanks.

    • movita beaucoup February 14, 2013 at 5:09 am #

      I believe the cooking time would be about the same, as you want the meat to cook well, and it also takes a fair amount of time to cook the carrots and potatoes. Hope that helps!

  34. Amanda March 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    This is cooking at home right now. Stopped by on my lunch break to check on it and it smelled amazing! I will admit I added a splash of red wine that we had lying around, but this is still a great recipe!

    • movita beaucoup March 9, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

      Amanda: red wine makes everything awesome. Brilliant idea!

  35. Anonymous March 9, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    Just got this in the crock pot. Smells yummy already. Browned beef and deglazed with red wine. Love that smell! Can’t wait to eat it!

  36. Anonymous May 14, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    I made this today for dinner. It is by far the best beef stew I’ve had/made yet! It was a little cooler in Buffalo today, so I decided to make one final cold weather dinner, even though it is May. I used 1/4 cup of corn starch instead of the 1/2 cup of flour which made this gluten free for me!

    • movita beaucoup May 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

      This is so nice to hear – and I’m thrilled that you could enjoy a gluten-free version. Thanks so much for stopping by to leave a comment!

  37. Jason June 23, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Would it be bad to leave out the flour even though it is used to thicken the stew? If it is, could i use coconut flour instead?

    • movita beaucoup June 23, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

      Hi, Jason! The answer depends on your desire for stew rather than soup. Leaving the flour out will just make the concoction less thick! I haven’t tried coconut flour, and never recommend anything I haven’t tried/tested personally. I suspect it would do the trick, as would something like corn starch (which I believe some of the commenters above have tried). Good luck!

  38. mary September 19, 2013 at 2:44 am #

    Making this for the second time this year! I live in Southern California, and up until yesterday it has been in the low 100’s and high 90’s for weeks. Suddenly, yesterday it was overcast and about 20-25 degrees cooler. So today, I swapped out all my summer clothes for my winter wardrobe, and decided to make stew!! 🙂 It’s the in crockpot now for dinner tomorrow. I know it’s not *that* much work, but I really didn’t feel like chopping up veggies tonight…loving that Trader Joe’s has their “Mirepoix” mix of chopped carrots, celery, and onion–perfect! And their Fingerling Potatoes are the perfect size…don’t even have to chop them. Thanks for the recipe…I can’t wait to eat this stew again!

    • movita beaucoup September 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

      You are so welcome, Mary. I’m all about finding shortcuts – well done, lady!!

  39. Jennie September 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    This stew is on my menu this week. I’m totes excited 🙂

  40. Jennie October 1, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    This recipe is stewlicious, Movita. Squirrel and I loved it and will be making it again and again. Thank you for posting such a delicious recipe. Movita fans, dust off your slow cooker and make this stew.

    • movita beaucoup October 2, 2013 at 6:53 am #

      Aw, Jennie! Thanks for letting me know that you and Squirrel tried this stew! I’m totally gunna make a batch this weekend… xox

  41. Kitty October 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    I made this beef stew tonight for my husband. It was absolutely delicious! I can’t believe what a difference the tomatoes make. My husband told me to “keep the recipe”.

    • movita beaucoup October 14, 2013 at 7:49 am #

      Wonderful to hear, Kitty! I love a hearty stew – it’s perfect for this time of year. So glad to hear your hubby would like to have it again! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and let me know how you made out…

  42. artimagica December 5, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    Hi! I made this recipe yesterday with some spicy venison sausage I had. It was fantastic. Lots of leftovers for lunch or to freeze for a snowy evening. Yummers! Thanks!

    • movita beaucoup December 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

      You’re very welcome! A spicy sausage version sounds marvellous!!

  43. Jaypeg December 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    Tried this today and it was excellent, though next time I am definitely going to do more than half the little potatoes, because a good chunk of them were still very hard by the time I was done.

  44. artimagica February 20, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    This is a fantastic and delicious recipe. I have made it twice now. The first time I used hot,venison sausage. Last night I used hot Italian sausage. Wonderful!

    • movita beaucoup February 20, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

      Thank you so much for stopping by to leave this lovely comment! I’m so glad you liked it…

  45. jodes March 23, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    making this again today, i make it once every 3 months or so. love it. today we’ll eat it with white rice like how we ate stew growing up in Hawaii. thank you so much again for sharing this with us. have a lovely Sunday. <3

    • movita beaucoup March 25, 2014 at 7:20 am #

      This is so nice to hear! Thanks for taking the time to stop by… xox

  46. Amanda April 1, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    I made this before, it was delicious! I’m wondering if I could make it with mushrooms instead of beef, and if there is a difference in cooking time…?

    • movita beaucoup April 1, 2014 at 10:29 am #

      Hi Amanda! I really couldn’t say, as I’ve only tested the recipe as written. Even tiny adjustments to ingredients and/or method can have adverse/varied results, which is why I never make personal recommendations without testing. I wish I could be more helpful – thanks for stopping by!

  47. Emily August 14, 2014 at 12:27 am #

    Found your site on Pinterest. Tried this recipe today and I’m in love! Added more salt because I’m a salt fiend, but man is this easy and absolutely delicious! Definitely needed about 9 hours to cook it, but I think I could eat this whole pot in one sitting. Seriously. So good. Thank you for sharing!

  48. Katie September 5, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    Amazing! Kids loved it & more my husband thinks I can cook. I didn’t change anything, just added some more seasoning in the end. Thanks!!

  49. Ora Chamiok October 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    This is really good. It needs to cook the full 10 hours so allow 11 hours from start to finish. I suggest browning the meat and doing all the chopping the night before so in the morning you just need to put everything in and start the slow cooker before leaving for work. Once you get home, you will need another 30 min to finish up. It totally fills a 6 qt cooker so don’t put in extra potatoes or anything. It is really delicious!

  50. movita beaucoup October 29, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in November 2011. Happy cooking!

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