This is an old stand by recipe. Never fails, always good, everyone always likes it.
Member since: Apr 7, 2003
cocoaloco October 31, 2013 REVIEW:
I feared this might get too salty with the soup mix and bouilon cube but it didn't. We enjoyed this stew very much.
TNcook January 3, 2012 REVIEW:
I've been using this recipe for years. To thicken I add 1/4c Instant Tapioca Pudding. I also increase the liquid by adding beef broth or water w/ beef bouillon cubes. I also add some additional diced tomatoes. Add more spices to taste. 7 hours at 250 or 5 hours at 300. Enjoy!
Member since: Jan 16, 2011
silvernight96 January 16, 2011 REVIEW:
Turned out great! I upped the ante a bit with the spices and sauce by adding three bouillon cubes and some extra beef broth for enhanced flavor, some other added spice blends for personal preference to. Had to thicken a little so used the cornstarch trick. I would definitely make this stew again for guests or as a great family meal!
Guest Foodie February 28, 2010 REVIEW:
Left out the potatoes, added 1 1/4c of beef broth for the water (so didn't use bouillon cube) 1/4c of merlot and a lot more then a dash of thyme and oregano and a bay leaf. Ended up adding a little more beef broth at the end because there wasn't enough for me. So yummy and the merlot really added some depth to it!
kriss February 27, 2010 COMMENT: Something's wrong with this recipe! There isn't nearly enough liquid for it to cook in the crockpot. I needed to add quite a bit of water, and even then, it wasn't enough.
CDKitchen Staff Reply: The crockpot creates steam (assuming the lid fits properly and it isn't one of the kinds that overcooks everything) which will make up the rest of the liquid. The liquid called for in the recipe looks like it should be enough based on that.
BBB January 28, 2010 COMMENT: Needed something to thicken it up so will try the cornstarch. It was very bland so will punch up the spices also.
mom2sj January 13, 2010 REVIEW:
tried this for my 1st slow cooker meal and it was very good! my picky husband had seconds and my 6yr old enjoyed it too. It was looking more like beef soup, so at the end I took out 3-4 tbs of the broth and mixed it with 2 tbs cornstarch, then poured the mixture back into the slowcooker, mixed it up and let it cook a bit longer (the carrots weren't quite soft enough yet) - about 15-20 min. - thickened up the sauce just enough and gave it a heartier texture and taste. Will make again!
nutty November 3, 2009 REVIEW:
I'm not even a beef stew fan, but this was quite good and I'll make it again.
Member since: Apr 17, 2009
kelliepie April 17, 2009 REVIEW:
My family loved this stew and it was very easy to make in the slow cooker. Will definitely make it again!
Member since: Jul 13, 2007
goalienan April 1, 2008 REVIEW:
The only change I made was to the chicken broth..I only added one can..Made it quite a few times,family loved it..
Guest Foodie February 27, 2008 REVIEW:
Had to trim it down for my 3 quart pot.
Heather February 24, 2008 REVIEW:
It needs more flour. It came out quite soupy until I added roughly 3/4 c more flour.
CDKitchen Staff Reply: This recipe calls for a lot of liquid as far as crock pot stews go, I wouldn't add more flour but rather decrease the liquid since the crock pot will create steam that adds to the liquid already called for.
cookinaz October 31, 2006 REVIEW:
Very easy and delicious...I will definately make again.
sandy October 17, 2006 REVIEW:
I will definitely try this again.
Member since: Jan 7, 2005
jherskow January 7, 2005 REVIEW:
This recipe turned out so bland and bad that my wife and I went to a burger shop to eat!!!!
Whoever wrote this owes me the $20 I spent at the Farmers Market!!!!!
***DO NOT MAKE THIS!!!!***
Member since: Oct 30, 2004
bookwormbel November 27, 2004 REVIEW:
I really liked this beef stew... I didn't have beef bouillon cube but it didn't make any difference. I will be doing this one again.