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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 181.3
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.0 mg
  • Sodium: 165.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 19.8 g

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Super Simple Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Submitted by: MELISSAROSE82
Super Simple Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Introduction

Incredibly simple and fantastically tasty!! Incredibly simple and fantastically tasty!!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 lb beef stew meat in chunks
    1 can stewed tomatoes ( I use Italian Style)
    half an onion in wedges
    3 stalks celery in chunks
    1 potato in chunks ( peeled or not)
    3 cups water
    salt pepper herbs etc. to taste
    1/4 cup flour
    1/2 cup water

Directions

Combine beef, tomatoes, celery, onion, and potatos. ( you could also throw in carrots, corn etc.) add 3 cups water, salt, pepper.
let cook until tender...time depends on your crock pot, mine cooks it in about 4 hours on high.

add 1/4 cup flour to 1/2 cup COLD water, mix.
add flour and water to the simmering liquid, stir well. let thicken. add more salt or pepper if necessery.
makes about 6-7 one or so cup servings.

Really great with cornbread!






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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was my first attempt at beef stew and I was very happy with the outcome! I skipped the celery and added carrots, corn, and green beans, and used about 5 red potatoes. I only had a can of whole tomatoes so I cut them up a bit. Very versatile recipe. Thanks for sharing! - 12/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I was amazed at how much flavor there was, given this is a very simple recipe!
    I did brown the stew meat before putting in the crock pot, I am not sure if that makes a difference or not, but either way- this was A HUGE HIT!! - 10/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Hey, I just wanted to let everybody know that the picture doesn´t do this dish justice.....I just made it and I took a picture, the one on the blue plate, and it looks much better than the picture, it has more tomato than it seems to in the picture and the thyme and rosemary gave it a great taste. - 12/12/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was my very first attempt at any kind of beef stew and I'm proud to say it was a success thanks to this recipe. It turned out great! I did add corn and carrots. - 1/21/08

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    a better picture should be taken, it would be more appetizing. :) - 11/25/11

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight and used sweet potatoes instead of white because I was out of white. I was really surprised at how much I liked it. I may leave the celery out next time though. - 2/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used i 15 oz can of diced tomatoes undrained instead of stewed tomatoes and I added corn and carrots to the recipe and I never use salt but i used garlic powder. VERY yuuuuuuuummmmmmmy!! - 12/6/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy and very good!! I added lots of carrots since my family loves them, came out wonderfully! - 2/9/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    how much is a serving of this? 1/2 cup? - 4/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Smells and tastes wonderful! - 6/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The perfect recipe...easy and tastes great! Thanks for sharing this one. The family gave it a definite thumbs up. - 8/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a beef stew person but I made this and LOVED it...My Husband and kids did too!! THis is definitley being added to our menu more often... - 2/12/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and I used my left overs from a pot roast that I usually end up tossing. I know it was a hit because I didn't have any left in the pot. I didn't have to cook it as long because everything was already pre cooked.
    PS. Thanks for the picture! - 12/7/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow! I really liked this, my kids and picky husband did as well. I did have to cut up the tomatoes a bit before i added them- i just used kitchen shears to snip them up while still in the can. GREAT flavor! thanks for the recipe!!! - 9/14/07

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  • Great recipe! I would have used beef stock instead of water but didn't have any so I used a can of healthy beef barley soup with a can of water. Added fresh garlic and tons of veggies including kale, poblano peppers, and red pepper along with recommended veggies. Deserves 5 stars! - 2/10/14

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  • I write recipe reviews for my blog, The GOOD Pins, and came across this recipe on Pinterest. Its so simple yet exactly what I was looking for. The seasoning scared me, as I am not good at "to taste" so I actually found a seasoning mix that went perfect! Thanks for helping me find a great dinner! - 6/25/13

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  • This dish was fabulous! The picture doesn't do it justice. I added carrots. My boys gobbled it up and they are picky eaters. - 5/9/13

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  • This recipe is very good, however I used 1/2 cup beef broth with the flour instead of the water which adds more flavor and maybe a bit more calories. - 2/13/13

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  • We made this tonight and it was yummy and very nice on a cold, fall day. It makes a lot. It's easily 6-7 servings...if not more. We took 1-cup servings and had it with biscuits. We added a can of corn to the mix. Yum! - 10/30/12

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  • Yummy and so easy. It's getting to be crock pot weather! Thickened the broth more, used sweet potatoes, and some ther suggestions! - 10/11/12

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  • LOVED this stew. For personal taste, I had to add more seasoning. But it was amazing!!!! - 4/11/12

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  • yummy - 1/30/12

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  • very good - 12/13/11

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  • What a great recipe! I did add some carrots and everyone in my family just loved the stew. Thank you so much! - 10/24/11

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  • Mmm, mmm, good!! I will definitely make this again! - 10/23/11

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  • good basic recipe - 10/14/11

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  • Very easy and tasty. I like to complicate things, so I added Worcestershire and some red wine. Thanks for the great recipe! - 9/28/11

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  • Very tasty and easy!! - 9/6/11

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  • This was a great recipe, easy to do I added other vegetables to it, and left out the tomatos, since I cannot have tomatos. This one is a keeper. - 7/28/11

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  • This was a very "easy to make perfect" stew. I added a few more veggys and it still came out great. - 7/22/11

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  • Really yummy and easy. I added barley the second time I tried it to add some fiber--tasty! - 7/17/11

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  • Very good, I added a chopped leek and a fair amount of red pepper - 7/14/11

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  • i really liked this recipe because it was so simple and can easily be modified. i threw in carrots, frozen mixed vegetables, portabella mushrooms and garlic. - 6/14/11

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  • I think I will love this recipe. Its simple to make and I love using the crock pot. I plan to use some beef stock instead of the water. - 5/14/11

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  • This was delicious and filling. I added 1 can of corn, 1 zuchinni, and some carrots. This will added to our dinner rotation. - 4/18/11

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  • This recipe is very good...I just added more veggies - 4/16/11

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  • As good as my stove top version and so much easier - 4/6/11

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  • This stew was very good. The kids had seconds... thirds... fourths... well I stopped counting. I couldn't believe it, Everyone loved it. Served it with sourdough bagette slices which went with it perfect. Definitly keeping this recipe. - 3/1/11

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  • This was great! I made a few tweaks: I added 2c. frozen peas and 1 c. frozen corn, I used no salt added beef broth instead of water, and I added 1 cup of pearled barley in the last hour of cooking. The barley was a great addition, as it thickened up the sauce even more and added a whole grain! - 2/28/11

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  • This was so good on a rainy day. Will make again for sure. - 2/26/11

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  • I skipped the tomatoes this time & added carrots & chopped up kale (from the freezer). Also used a couple of vegetable boullion cubes. -- My kids eat veggies when prepared this way! - 2/7/11

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  • Ok, I had to add a jar of salsa to get flavor.... my crock pot took 7 1/2 hours to get the carrots and potatoes soft. I'm sure it's just my crockpot though. Overall, I'd make it again but I'd start much earlier. But who doesn't love stew at midnight! - 2/3/11

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  • I used a small pkg of frozen corn, one of peas, one of pearl onions and a can of French onion soup for liquid in addition to the tomatoes. Wonderful! - 1/31/11

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  • I added Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix and carrots - 1/30/11

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  • Made it last night and it was sooooo good!! - 1/20/11

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  • Veges take a long time in the crock pot to cook so I nuc them first for about 5 minutes and put them in the pot before the meat. This way the celery,onion potato are nicely cooked in the end.Yummy - 1/15/11

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  • Pretty good. - 1/12/11

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  • tasty! - 1/11/11

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  • I used turnip instead of potato and added cauliflower, carrot and garlic! Loved it! Thanks for sharing. - 1/1/11

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  • So easy and delicious~ - 12/23/10

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  • Fixed it tonight. It was great and gone! Hubby and son finished it off. No lunch tomorrow. - 12/13/10

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  • Made this tonight and it was very good and easy to make. Will make this again. - 12/11/10

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  • Great recipe! Thanks for sharing, I would definitely make this again. - 11/22/10

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  • We added a couple more potatoes and another cup of water along with four beef bouillon cubes. This was soooo tasty and easy! - 11/20/10

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  • It was the first time ever making beef stew and it was AWESOME!!! I used a bag of mixed vegs in mine along with potatoes. Thank you for the recipe - 11/11/10

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  • Great recipe! I never made beef stew before so this gave me a great start. Thank you! - 11/7/10

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  • This made my house smell delicious!! Oh, and it was great!! - 9/21/10

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  • I made the following changes. Used Rotel instead of stewed tomatoes, added mushrooms, corn and peas. Makes a delicious stew, and adds more vegetables. - 7/25/10

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  • delicious and my husband wants it all the time. I added carrots to mine and used garlic pepper seasoning. - 6/25/10

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  • It was not bad, but lacking, I'd need to be told what spices to add, I couldn't figure it out. - 5/5/10

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have to give this a low score. Tasted rather bitter. What did I do wrong? I used stew meat, 3 red potatoes, peeled/chopped carrots, 1 can diced tomatoes, corn, onion. What about the spices? I threw in alot (cumin, thyme, sage, garlic powder, salt, bay leaf). Cooked 2hr in pressure cooker?? - 4/15/10

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  • I'm making this again and will add onion soup mix, carrots, and a bay leaf just to give it extra flavor. Thanks for the recipe! - 2/24/10

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  • We really liked this beef stew. It was quick and easy. If fact, my husband (who is not strong in the area of cooking) was able to pick up the recipe and make it for us while I was running errands during the day and it turned out great! - 2/21/10

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  • this was great! The whole family loved it. My 17month old had seconds! Added carrots, and a packet of french onion soup mix. Made double batch cooked it in my roaster oven on 200 all day! House smelled so good. - 2/13/10

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  • Delicious and easy to make. - 1/28/10

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  • This was great and easy to make. Perfect for a cold, snowy day like today! - 12/9/09

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  • I used ripe tomatoes that I needed to use up before they expired, and I also used chopped baby carrots cause the kids love them. I did find though that it needed lots of seasoning. I ended up adding a package of Beef Stew Mix to help with flavor and thickness. Over all, very good, and easy to make! - 10/27/09

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  • Great flavor, easy and the kids even liked it. - 10/25/09

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  • i'm fixing this tonight....big beef stew lover here. thanks so much - 9/30/09

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