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Dinner
Jan
6
2019

Crockpot Beef Stew

Sharing our favorite beef stew crockpot recipe today! Warm up this winter with a nice big bowl of my Beef Stew Crockpot Recipe! This is a great healthy slow cooker recipe for a snow day or a relaxing weekend!

beef stew recipe

Beef Stew Crockpot

This beef stew crockpot recipe is one of our favorites to make during chilly months! It’s slow cooked and warms the soul. You’ve got to try this over mashed potatoes. Instant comfort food! Hope you enjoy!

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Beef Stew Ingredients

beef stew crockpot

How To Make Beef Stew

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.

  2. Place all of your cut vegetables onto prepared baking sheet, use 2 if necessary. Bake for 20 minutes, or until slightly softened. Vegetables will cook more in the slow cooker.

  3. Place beef into large ziploc with flour, salt and pepper. Shake to coat all pieces.

  4. Heat large dutch oven over medium heat with bacon drippings (preferred) or olive oil. Brown flour coated beef pieces in hot pan to brown both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer browned beef to slow cooker placed on low setting. Add roasted vegetables and broth.

  5. Melt butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper until smooth.  Slowly whisk in broth. Continue whisking until thickened. Stir in dried thyme then stir into slow cooker. Let cook for 5-8 hours until beef is fork tender. Season to your liking. Serve warm over mashed potatoes or just by itself in a bowl.

beef stew crockpot

Place your beef into a large Ziploc and shake with flour mixture before browning.

Best Meat For Beef Stew

The best meat for beef stew are large cuts of meat from either the front shoulder or the rear end. Any of the following can be used in beef stew or substituted for what your recipe calls for:

  • Chuck, Chuck Shoulder, Chuck Roast, Chuck-Eye Roast, Top Chuck
  • Bottom Round Roast, Bottom Eye Roast, Rump Roast, Eye Round Roast, Top Round, Round Tip Roast
  • English Roast, Pot Roast

beef stew recipe

Make sure to shake off excess flour from each piece of beef.

beef stew recipe

Brown your beef in a couple tablespoons of bacon drippings if possible, or olive oil works too.

Vegetable Beef Stew

beef stew recipe

Transfer browned beef and roasted vegetables into slow cooker. Look at all of those colors!!

beef stew recipe

Add your broth and roux then let her slow cook until fabulous.

Best Beef Stew Recipe

beef stew recipe

Hearty Roasted Vegetable Beef Stew
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
5 hrs 30 mins
 

Warm up this winter with a nice big bowl of my Hearty Roasted Vegetable Beef Stew! This is a great healthy slow cooker recipe for a snow day or a relaxing weekend!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef stew recipe crock pot, beef stew recipe slow cooker, best beef stew, best beef stew crock pot, best beef stew recipe, easy beef stew recipe, stew meat recipe, stew recipe, stew recipe crock pot, vegetable beef stew
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 224 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 lb peeled carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large onion coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups brussels sprouts halved
  • 1/2 lb fingerling potatoes cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 5 stalks celery cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp Lawry's Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lbs meat of choice
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp bacon drippings or extra virgin olive oil
  • 32 oz chicken broth or other broth of choice
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.

  2. Place all of your cut vegetables onto prepared baking sheet, use 2 if necessary. Bake for 20 minutes, or until slightly softened. Vegetables will cook more in the slow cooker.

  3. Place beef into large ziploc with flour, salt and pepper. Shake to coat all pieces.

  4. Heat large dutch oven over medium heat with bacon drippings (preferred) or olive oil.

  5. Brown flour coated beef pieces in hot pan to brown both sides, about 5 minutes per side.

  6. Transfer browned beef to slow cooker placed on low setting. Add roasted vegetables and broth.

  7. Melt butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. 

  8. Slowly whisk in broth. Continue whisking until thickened. Stir in dried thyme then stir into slow cooker. Let cook for 5-8 hours until beef is fork tender.

  9. Season to your liking. Serve warm over mashed potatoes or just by itself in a bowl.

Nutrition Facts
Hearty Roasted Vegetable Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 647mg28%
Potassium 655mg19%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 6510IU130%
Vitamin C 31.5mg38%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Maria says:

    Great winter meal!

  2. 2
    Liz says:

    Thank you for the nice recipe and have a great day!

  3. 3

    LOVE all the hearty veggies in this dish!! Super fun that it’s all made in the slow cooker!

  4. 4
    Shelly Crawford says:

    This looks so yummy, and perfect weather to enjoy such a meal!
    Thank you!

  5. 5

    The weather here has been SO COLD, this is perfect. My boys love stew and I love anything in the slow cooker 🙂

  6. 6

    Great stew for winter evenings and the best part is that it will be waiting on you when you arrive home!

  7. 7
    Jeff Amador says:

    How much broth are you using to make the roux? It says that you add the vegetables and broth to the slow cooker after the browned beef, but then you are using more broth for the roux. Should that broth be split up into 2 different amounts (one large for the initial pour and one small for the roux?)

    • 7.1
      Jeff Amador says:

      Oh, nevermind. I missed the “2 1/2 cups of broth of choice” in the ingredients list, somehow. Thanks!

  8. 8

    Love the addition of bacon drippings!

  9. 9

    I’m drooling and wish this was on my dinner plate tonight!

  10. 10

    mmm . . . I love the idea of adding brussels sprouts to stew. Sounds so tasty.

  11. 11

    Looks so hearty and good. It’s been especially cold here lately so all I want to think about is warming up! Great way to do it. 🙂

  12. 12
    marla says:

    Such a healthy family meal & perfect for life here in the mountains 🙂

  13. 13
    Patsy says:

    That’s a soup we could use with the temps dipping so low right now! Looks so hearty and satisfying.

  14. 14
    leslie says:

    love a good comforting stew!!! Looks scrumptious Jenny

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  16. 16
    Jeanie says:

    My crock pot recently broke so I wanted to make this on the stove. What would be the times for that?

  17. 17

    What a grea meal for a cold January day! So colorful and hearty!

  18. 18

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday, Jenny!
    I’m loving this hearty slow cooker recipe!

  19. 19
    Monica says:

    This looks awesome and I will try my first stew with this recipe. Happy New year!!

  20. 20

    Perfect if you’re in one of these places where is ten below! Yummy!

  21. 21

    Stew is like a winter requirement! I love this Jenny!

  22. 22

    This beef stew is looking really good!

  23. 23
    Rebecca says:

    Jenny, this looks fabulous! If I wanted to skip the browning the meat step (my favorite part of the crockpot is the toss-and-go part) do you think I could just stick the raw meat into the crockpot with the roasted veg and broth?

    • 23.1
      Suzanne says:

      Hi Rebecca. I am not the author of this recipe but I would brown the meat as instructed. I have made stew once, many years ago without browning the meat and it does not taste as good.I always brown the meat first. If you are trying to save time, prepare the vegetables and the meat the night before, place in the crockpot and refrigerate. Add the broth and prepare the roux in the morning. This should help! Best of luck! Suzanne

  24. 24
    Nicole says:

    What could I sub for the butter? I am on a detox and cannot have dairy

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