Crockpot Beef Stew – Lauren’s Newest

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This comforting, traditional crockpot Beef Stew has tender chunks of beef with carrots and pink potatoes all wrapped up in a buttery, velvety thick gravy. The longer it cooks, the tastier it will get. Serve with some heat cornbread or garlic toast.

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Fail-Proof Beef Stew Recipe

I really like utilizing my crockpot for this fail-proof beef stew recipe. So lots of you’ve cherished my Irish Beef Stew that I made a decision to switch that recipe over to the sluggish cooker, with the addition of potatoes. Whether or not it’s the shorter, chilly days of winter or longer, sizzling days of summer time, this recipe can feed a crowd, fill bellies and make you by no means need to attempt one other beef stew crockpot recipe once more. This one has all of it.

How do you make a thick sluggish cooker beef stew?

Lots of recipes on-line solely name for butter and flour to thicken the stew. Whereas this butter-flour works barely, for those who can’t boil the broth, the flour gained’t attain its full thickening potential in a sluggish cooker.

That’s why I use butter, flour, and a bit cornstarch to thicken any gravy whereas utilizing a crockpot. The butter melts evenly, dispersing the flour and cornstarch evenly with no lumps. The cornstarch goes proper to work, thickening the gravy nearly instantly, with the flour including an additional velvety texture after that last 20 minutes of cooking.

How you can Make Crockpot Beef Stew

Just a few easy steps and fundamental components wanted to create this scrumptious sluggish cooker beef stew! For full recipe particulars together with components wanted and measurements, see the printable recipe card down under.

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Prep Veggies for the Crockpot

Chop onions, carrots and pink potatoes and place into a chilly crockpot or sluggish cooker.

Brown Stew Meat

Pat dry stew meat as finest as you’ll be able to utilizing paper towels. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and flour and toss to coat evenly. Brown meat in batches, utilizing a massive, heavy-bottomed skillet and olive oil. Prepare dinner over medium excessive warmth to type brown crust, however to not cook dinner completely. As meat browns, switch over to crockpot. Deglaze pan with beef broth and pour into crockpot.

Cowl + Prepare dinner

Prime off with extra beef broth, bay leaves, thyme leaves, and Worcestershire sauce.

Cowl and cook dinner 4-5 hours on excessive or till potatoes and carrots are fork tender and meat could be very tender.

Thicken Stew

Thicken stew by stirring butter, flour, and cornstarch collectively to create a paste. Add the butter-flour combination into the recent broth within the stew and stir to soften.

Prepare dinner one other 20 minutes to totally thicken.

Serve Scorching!

Take away bay leaves and thyme sprigs, add chopped parsley and serve sizzling.

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How you can Make a Beef Stew With Extra Depth of Taste

These few easy suggestions will go a great distance in creating probably the most flavorful and scrumptious sluggish cooker beef stew. You don’t have to make use of the following pointers, however I extremely advocate them if you wish to improve your stew.

  • Add in 2 tablespoons of tomato paste to the broth whereas cooking.
  • Don’t skip the Worcestershire sauce.
  • Substitute a bit pink wine for the meat broth (see under).
  • Strive utilizing beef eat or beef inventory rather than the meat broth. Makes a giant distinction!
  • Style as you go and add salt as wanted.

Are you able to substitute pink wine for beef broth?

Completely you’ll be able to! As a substitute of deglazing your pan with beef broth, use 1-2 cups of pink wine. As soon as that has cooked down, pour into the crockpot with the remaining beef broth.

Do I’ve so as to add potatoes to my stew?

No, you should not have so as to add within the potatoes. They’re very typical and conventional for any beef stew recipe, however for those who over cook dinner them, they may begin to disintegrate and create a ‘grainy’ texture you simply can’t do away with. Nonetheless completely edible, however not fairly the most effective situations for creating that velvety gravy all of us love.

Be at liberty to omit, add in further carrots or different hearty veggies and serve over mashed potatoes. Fact be instructed, that is my favourite option to get pleasure from sluggish cooker beef stew.

Different greens which you can add to your beef stew:

  • Butternut or acorn squash
  • Turnip
  • Parsnips
  • Rutabaga
  • Hearty greens
  • Candy Potatoes
  • Frozen peas or corn (add in proper on the finish of cooking)
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Aspect Dishes

Beef stew is already a hearty comforting meal so facet dishes is perhaps a bit overboard for you. However in case you are searching for some issues to serve with crock pot beef stew I bought you coated.

To dip and to savor, some recent and heat Complete Wheat Dinner Rolls.

Or if rolls aren’t your factor however you continue to need some carbs, attempt my Mashed Potatoes Recipe.

To loosen up your facet dish you’ll be able to eat some Roasted Brussels Sprouts or Fruit Salad Recipe for dessert.

Bitter cream and/or horseradish are great compliments to a beef stew.

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There you’ve it! Dinner’s prepared for you while you get residence. You should definitely save/print/bookmark or share this recipe for those who resolve to make it. It’s a traditional and a keeper! Have an incredible day, associates! 🙂

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