The Easiest Beef Stew Ever


The Easiest Beef Stew Ever

The Easiest Beef Stew Ever
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This recipe doesn't just make The Easiest Beef Stew Ever, it also makes the best beef stew ever. That's 'cause it's made in a slow cooker, which means all you have to do is pour in the stew meat, fresh veggies, and other yummies, and let it do its magic.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaf
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion, sliced into half moons
  • 4 potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 5 carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; add beef and stir until evenly coated.
  2. Place beef in slow cooker and add remaining ingredients, including remaining salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on High 4 to 5 hours, or on Low 10 to 11 hours.


  • A delicious dessert would be a perfect ending to a delicious meal, wouldn't it? How about a warm slice of our Upside Down Apple Pie?!?
  • This recipe comes from our slow cooker / pressure cooker cookbook, Cook it Slow, Cook it Fast. It's just one of the many tasty recipes you'll find inside! 

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This is a great stew on it's own, but I had to modify it a bit to make it even better. I added some gravy mix as another person had pointed out. I also added an extra 1/2 cup of beef broth and then added pearl barley 45 minutes before it was done.

Turned out ok but would use less thyme. Also had to add gravy mix because I like a thick liquid in my stew and tweaked it with a few more spices to taiste.

Best beef stew EVER!

I enjoy a nice and hearty stew with alot of veggies and potatoes . This one looks like it will fill the bill .

I make a beef stew recipe similar to this one but yours has celery and tomatoes. Sounds good! Rosanne

i thought my stew was easy. this one is easier yet!

This looks delicious and right up my alley it is easy )


This recipe is almost identical to the one I make minus the crock pot, so the next time I make stew I'll use this recipe and a crock pot instead.

This looks delicious. I haven't made it yet but am hoping to today, and I'm wondering if anyone else has made this but added in more vegetables?

Plan on making this tomorrow

I love anything made in the slow cooker!

This looks delicious! I wish I had me a big bowl right about now!

Beef stew is delicious I will have to try this recipe!

Can I add dry red wine to this?

Yes, you can. Enjoy!

Has anyone tried browning the meat before adding it to the crockpot?? I just can't handle any meat that looks raw ewww lol. Yes, I am a new cook so any and all tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Hello - You can certainly brown the meat before putting it in the slow cooker, but you don't have to! Enjoy :)

I meant crockpot

This really is the best stew ever.. Can't believe I made it in a crackpot

I'm sorry, Kandle5, but "crackpot" made me "crack" up!!! Thanks for the laugh! Have a great day!! :)

it looks yummy


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