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Best Crockpot Beef Stew


Best Beef Stew

Best Beef Stew

Linda Larsen
There are many recipes for beef stew floating around. This one is the best. It's easy to make, savory, and delicious.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds sirloin tip, cut into 1-1/2" cubes
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 3 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 bag baby carrots
  • 2 cups frozen baby peas


In shallow bowl, combine flour, celery salt, pepper, and paprika. Toss beef in this mixture to coat. In large skillet, heat olive oil and butter until hot. Add beef in two batches and brown, about 5 minutes. Remove to 4-5 quart slow cooker.

Add onion and garlic to skillet; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add red wine to skillet; scrape to loosen drippings. Pour into crockpot over beef. Add beef broth, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, thyme, potatoes, and carrots.

Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until vegetables are tender. Before serving, remove bay leaf. Then add peas; turn crockpot to high and cover for 30 minutes. Stir and serve.

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