This easy beef stew crockpot recipe makes a healthy and flavorsome beef stew with tender chunks of meat and vegetables in a thick and tasty gravy.
- 2 to 3 lb beef stew
- salt and pepper to taste
- 5 to 6 medium potatoes peeled and chopped into even chunks
- 4 carrots peeled and chopped into even chunks
- 1 package dry onion soup mix
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 32 oz box beef broth
- 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1 tbsp worcestershine sauce
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 3 bay leaves
- 1/4 cup flour
Add all the ingredients, except the flour, to the Crockpot.
Cook on high for 5 to 6 hours.
Tip: To cook the stew overnight or while you’re at work, use the low setting for 8 to 10 hours.
In the last half hour, take out a half cup of broth and mix it with the flour to make a roux.
Pour the roux back into the stew and cook for another 30 minutes.
Tip: If the stew is still too watery, add more flour, a little at a time to thicken.
Remove the bay leaves.
Serve with crusty bread, dumplings, or your choice of vegetables.
Tip: If you’re not ready to eat, you can leave the Crockpot on warm for a further hour or so if needed.