How to Make Beef Stew in a Crock Pot

Learn how to make beef stew in a crock-pot—with just a little morning prep, you can have a hot meal ready and waiting when you get home at the end of the day!

Wed, 14 Dec 2011|

-Hey everyone, I'm Judith with recipe.com, and today we'll be making beef stew, yes, that warm and hot stew to have on a cold winter's day. So what you'll need is 1 pound of beef stew meat cut into 1/2 inch pieces; 1 medium onion, cut into 8; 1 bag or 8 ounces of baby-cut carrots; 1 can of diced tomatoes, un-drained; 1 can of condensed beef broth; 1 can of tomato sauce; 1/3 can of all purpose flour; 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce; 1 teaspoon of salt; 1 teaspoon of sugar; 1 teaspoon of dried marjoram leaves; 1/4 teaspoon of pepper; 12 small red potatoes cut into 4ths; 2 cups of sliced fresh mushrooms or package of fresh shiitake mushroom, sliced. Now, there's a couple of ways that you can do this too, but you just wait. What we tell you is in a slow cooker or what we call a crock-pot and I love this. If you wanted to create a really great impression and looks like you've been saving over the stove all day, but you just put in there is perfect. So, what we're gonna do is into our slow cooker or crock pot, just take it out here, we're gonna add in all of our ingredients except our meat. Now, when we're doing it in a cooker, we actually wanna omit the tomato sauce. We don't want it to be too liquidy. So, we will omit the tomato sauce for this and we're going to increase the flour to half a cup and in the ingredient says 1/3 of a cup, but we actually gonna use half a cup. So, let's put all of these ingredients into our slow cooker. Now, as I said, you can all of these in here, cook it slow and low, leave it all day, come back from work and voila! You have beautiful beef stew. So, our potato is going there too. Our mushrooms, carrots, and these are gonna get really nice and tender after they've been cooked for slow long time, Worcestershire sauce, sugar of course; marjoram one of my favorite herbs, smells amazing and really, really goes well with beef; of course, our diced tomatoes in there for a little bit of soft juicy liquid. So, once we have all of our veggies and herbs in there, let's give it a good stir. Get that all covered, and then last but not the least, we're gonna add in our beef, and don't forget obviously a nice a pinch of salt and pepper. In goes the beef. Now, you don't need to stir that I think, leave it as it. So, we'll put our slow cooker in and we're gonna put on a low heat and we're gonna let that cook now for about 8 to 9 hours. So, you're going to do all your errands, things that you need to do, go to work, come back in 8 to 9 hours and all the meat and vegetables will be nice and tender. So, our beef stew is ready. It's been in our slow cooker for about 8 hours. All of our vegetables are nice and tender and our beef as well and that is looking absolutely fabulous. So, make sure to give it a good turn because we haven't turned it since it's been cooking. Oh, look at that. That is perfect for cold winters day, very impressive to serve up when you've got lots of people coming over. So, I'll spoon that up into a bowl and all those veggies in and as I said, people will think you've been laboring over your soup when you really just put in your slow cooker. A love a few recipes like that, and there you have it, a lovely hot high zing beef stew.