Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 252.2
  • Total Fat: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 50.4 mg
  • Sodium: 554.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 20.4 g

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Submitted by: ANGIETUNIE

Introduction

At just 260 calories per serving, this hearty stew will carry you straight through the winter months! At just 260 calories per serving, this hearty stew will carry you straight through the winter months!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/3 cup flour
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1 lb stewing beef
    1 med onion, diced
    1 garlic clove, chopped
    3 celery stalks, chopped
    3 carrots, chopped
    4 med potatoes (peeled & cubed)
    2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    3 cups boiling water
    1-40g pkg of dry onion soup mix
    1-2 tsp beef bouillon granules
    1 tbsp fresh rosemary (optional)
    1 tsp fresh thyme (optional)
    1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions

Mix flour with salt and pepper in a large ziploc bag, or plastic bowl with lid.
Cut stewing beef into 1" cubes and then toss in flour mixture. Shake to coat.
Add oil to non-stick skillet and then add beef and flour mixture (including any excess flour).
Brown beef then add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is soft.
Place beef, garlic and onion mixture in bottom of slow cooker with the rosemary and thyme and let cook on low until meat is tender.
Then add potatoes carrots, celery, water, soup mix, bouillon and Worcestershire sauce.
Cook on high for 2-1/2 hours, and then turn down to low for 2 more hours. If you have a little more time to spare cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
No extra thickening of the beef stew gravy should be required. It turns out perfectly for me every time.
Makes about eight 1-1/2 cup servings

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty. Bullion is left out of the ingredients list, but in the cooking directions. I used a 14oz. can of beef broth and 10oz of water, combined and boiled to replace the 3 cups boiling water. Turned out fabulous!!! - 1/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I am not a big fan of stew, but this one was amazing! I will definately be making it again and again. - 4/15/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good, hearty stew. I used a bay leave instead of thyme and rosemary and was a lot like my mom used to make! - 1/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Beef is so tender! Love this recipe. Didn't have onion soup mix, so I just used all broth and a bigger onion to keep up the flavor. I also added extra veggies (corn, peas, & green beans) that I had in the freezer. - 12/31/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added mushrooms and used the Lipton Onion Mushroom Dry Soup instead...it was DELISH!!! - 10/13/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was delicious! The whole family enjoyed it. I made some changes like the ratings before (cooked onions with wine, used beef boullion, and used a bay leaf). There was a lot of extra "gravy" which I froze and will add slow cooked chuck roast to it for a meal next week. - 3/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Probably the best beef stew we have ever made. Super easy and really tasty!!!! My daughter asked if we could have it again next week. LOL - 4/5/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great but i did not use the onion soup mix, used dried onion flakes less sodium Thnaks for the recipe Pat in Maine. - 2/10/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Husband and I absolutely loved this recipe! I made it last week and we are making it again today...awesome! We added a little wine when softening the onion and garlic mixture - it was great! - 2/7/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i skipped the onion soup mix and added a container of beef broth for the liquid. a little extra flour helped it thicken. tastes just like my moms! - 2/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    really delicious!!! I added half a packet of ranch dressing mix!! YUMMY YUMM!! - 1/10/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Good! Made this for my family & they all loved it! I have made several beef stew recipes but this one was by far the best one! - 12/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and easy to make. - 8/28/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasty recipe. I work second and the slow cooker is a great way to make sure everyone eats good while I'm away. - 8/8/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family really enjoyed this! Thanks for sharing! - 3/3/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really enjoyed this recipe. - 1/28/09

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  • Nice tasting and quick to prepare. I think this is one of those fantastic "base" recipes that you can jazz up in whatever way you want. Add a few more veggies or change up to use what you have on hand. I added in some more root veggies like turnip and parsnip. Going to make again, for sure. - 2/11/16

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  • Excellent!!!!! - 1/14/16

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  • I replaced the beef with chicken and used chicken broth (14 oz low sodium can) with 2 cups water. I also used unpeeled red potatoes. Really good. - 1/14/16

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  • This was an amazing recipe. I live with a very particular eater and even she liked it. She doesn't eat onions so I took those out, but it turned out very good still! Thanks so much! - 1/22/14

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  • Very yummy. I added mushrooms which went very well with the rest of the stew. - 10/28/13

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  • Very tender... I followed all directions except I left out the soup mix and only added fresh thyme sprigs... great meal and nice to not feel guilty about it. :) - 2/19/13

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  • this is just like my recipe = yummy - 12/26/12

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  • Wow!!! this is great, could not believe its a healty meal !!! I left out the beef bouillon granules and dry onion soup mix, but add 1 cup grean beans, used only 1 & a half cup of hot water. Did it in my electric preasure cooker. I will definately make this again !!!!

    - 11/28/12

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  • delicious!!! - 10/28/12

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  • Awesome - 10/6/12

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  • This was amazing (and easy)!' Easily one of my top ten meals ever! - 9/30/12

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  • Very tasty stew - 9/5/12

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  • My kids and Picky as ever Hubby Loved it! - 6/16/12

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  • Try beef broth low sodium instead of onion soup mix. - 3/24/12

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  • I make this in a pressure cooker and substitute 3/4 cup wine for some of the water. - 1/19/12

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  • Easy to make and delicious! - 1/19/12

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  • This sounds delicious! Does anyone have any idea of a time frame for "until meat is tender"? I'm sure it varies, but just a ballpark would be super helpful for me! - 1/8/12

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  • This was very good, especially when I boiled down the beef in red wine a few times :) - 12/16/11

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  • Made this tonight and my husband and I both loved it! Very filling and delicious. The only thing I changed was used a bay leaf instead of the rosemary and thyme [was all out] and added a little extra garlic. Will definitely make again! - 12/1/11

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  • My cooking skills are very poor, but even I could make this stew. We had it for dinner tonight with cornbread. DELICIOUS! Just what I needed for a dreary fall day. - 10/26/11

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  • tastey lighter version of old fashion stew. - 10/7/11

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  • Crazy popular with my family! I'll definitely be adding this to the regular rotation. - 9/11/11

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  • Great update on comfort food! - 9/6/11

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  • My husband loves it! - 8/16/11

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  • This was sooo good! I used a bayleaf instead of the fresh herbs as someone else suggested, and my husband and I both LOVED this meal! - 6/17/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    OK, will give it a try. - 3/17/11

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  • Finally a beef stew the whole family loves! Thanks!!! - 2/15/11

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  • Easy, delicious, made great leftovers! I would highly recommend this recipe! - 2/9/11

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  • awesome! - 2/6/11

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  • Yummy and easy! I also added frozen peas and green beans. - 1/23/11

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  • I found this very easy to make - 1/19/11

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  • My family loved this and it was fast and easy. - 1/19/11

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  • THIS WAS AWESOME! I added a 1/2 cup of tomato juice..it was to die for ;) Hubby wants me to make a BIG batch this weekend for the game! - 1/13/11

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  • This stew was wonderful. I uses coconut oil instead of olive. It was rich and delicious. - 1/10/11

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  • This was great!! So easy to make and even my picky hubby liked it! Thanks!! - 12/29/10

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  • Made it just the way the recipe says and it was great! - 12/15/10

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  • Yum! - 11/9/10

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  • Great! - 11/8/10

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  • Absolutely delicious!! Will definitely cook this one again! - 11/2/10

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  • This recipe sounds great. I will definitely give it a try. - 10/10/10

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  • Very good and simple to make. - 10/8/10

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  • I followed this recipe with only one substitution, I did not have rosemary so I used a bayleaf instead. It was delicious and very easy to make. Hubby and I will be making this often this fall and winter. On the down side the gravy was a little runny so I am going to try reducing the water. - 10/4/10

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  • This recipe was very simple and very tasty. My entire family loved it. - 9/6/10

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  • This was SO good. Thank you for sharing! - 5/3/10

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  • Easy to make. Thank you for sharing this recipe. - 4/1/10

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  • Very good recipe - I doubled it and then found that there was too much liquid when I doubled it and it didn't really thicken, despite adding the flour. Maybe I didn't follow closely enough - but it was delicious! - 3/29/10

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  • Delicious! I will make again!! - 2/15/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good will try tomorrow nite - 2/10/10

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  • Excellent. I just tweaked it by omitting celery (which I hate) and substituting mushrooms. I also used 1 cup of low sodium beef stock as a substitute for one cup of water. - 2/7/10

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  • Bought all the ingredients for stew today and then found your recipe...Sounds great, so I will be making it tonight. Thanks for sharing. - 1/23/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds good going to try this stew tonight - 1/13/10

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  • Added garlic and a few mushrooms and it was perfect! - 1/12/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sound`s great going to make it tonight can`t wait - 10/28/09

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