Slow Cooker Beef Stew
As far as comfort food goes, beef stew takes the cake in our opinion. Keep this slow recipe on hand this season for a hearty and flavorful family meal.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
4hours
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
4hours
Ingredients
  • 2tbs olive oil
  • 2lb stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1lb carrots, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3cloves garlic, minced
  • 3cups beef broth
  • 2tbs tomato paste
  • 1tbs worcestershire sauce
  • 1tsp dried thyme
  • 2-3sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 1tsp caraway seeds, optional
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4cup all purpose flour
  • 2tbs chopped fresh parsley leaves
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Season beef with salt and pepper, to taste. Add beef to the skillet and cook until evenly browned, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Place beef, potatoes, carrots, onion and garlic into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire, thyme, rosemary sprigs, paprika, caraway seeds and bay leaves until well combined; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and 1/2 cup stew broth. Stir in flour mixture into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until thickened. (remove fresh rosemary springs if desired)
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Adapted From: Damn Delicious