Crock Pot Beef Stew

My mom used to make beef stew when I was younger. Confession: I couldn’t stand it. I think it was the color or perhaps the texture.

But now, well now is a different story. LOVE it. So warm, comforting, homey, and just plain soothing to the soul. Oh, and did I mention easy?

  • 2 lbs beef stew meat (cut into pieces)
  • 15-20 baby carrots
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into 3-4 pieces each
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 potatoes (I didn’t peel these, but perhaps I should have?), quartered and roughly chopped
  • 1 onion quartered and pieces separated
  • 1.5 c. beef broth (or chicken broth, that’s what I used)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Flour  & oil

First, separate all meat pieces and toss with approx 1/4 c. flour.
Heat oil in a fry pan and add the coated meat to the pan. Brown for a few minutes on all sides.

Put the meat and the rest of the ingredients in the crock pot on low for approx 8-10 hours. Our seemed cooked at 8 hours so we decided to eat! 🙂 Sealing the meat ahead of time seems to make all the difference to me. It’s worth the extra step.

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