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All Day Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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Rating: 4/5 4 stars
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recipe is ready in over 5 hrs time: over 5 hrs

serves/makes:   4


recipe id: 18429
cook method: crock pot

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1 pound beef stew meat
4 carrots, cut in chunks
1 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, diced
3 medium potatoes, diced
1 can (15 ounce size) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 dash thyme
1 dash oregano
1 pinch salt
1 beef bouillon cube
1 1/2 cup water


Combine all ingredients in crockpot. Cover; cook on low for 7-9 hours.


397 calories, 13 grams fat, 41 grams carbohydrates, 29 grams protein per serving.
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Member since: May 8, 2010
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This is an old stand by recipe. Never fails, always good, everyone always likes it.

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Member since: November 7, 2013
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I feared this might get too salty with the soup mix and bouilon cube but it didn't. We enjoyed this stew very much.

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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!

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Member since: January 16, 2011
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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!

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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!

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Feb 27, 2010

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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 Note: 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.

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Jan 28, 2010

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Needed something to thicken it up so will try the cornstarch. It was very bland so will punch up the spices also.

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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!

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I'm not even a beef stew fan, but this was quite good and I'll make it again.

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Member since: April 17, 2009
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My family loved this stew and it was very easy to make in the slow cooker. Will definitely make it again!

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