Crock Pot Beef Stew

Hearty beef stew made easy in your slow cooker! All it takes is 15 minutes of prep to make this comforting meal!
Crock Pot Beef Stew - an easy and hearty recipe made in your slow cooker | TheRoastedRoot.net #recipe #dinner #meal #glutenfree

It’s not every day I’m in the mood for the moo, but last week, I was craving something super beefy and succulent. Because I’ve been all about the lazy man meal this winter season, I thought I’d take my beef hankering to the crock.

You know how these things go…you’re starving because it’s winter and all you want to do is eat your weight in potatoes and drink your weight in whisky, and because you’ve been eating your weight in potatoes and drinking your weight in whisky, you don’t have the energy or forethought to put into creating an elaborate meal that will only last one feeding, so what do you do? You throw an abundance of items in the slow cooker and call it good. BOOM! Stew.

A note about cook time: I had this stew cooking on a super low temp for 11 hours. I checked it right around 6 and the meat was cooked, but tough. Allowing the stew to cook longer allowed the meat to soften up a ton such that it became a mecca of shreddy meaty bliss.

The_potato_chunks. Get.on.that.!!

I don’t know how you feel about mega chunk stew, but I’m all about it. Big hunks o’ meat + big hunks o’ veg = stew I can eat with my whole face slash fork & knife? YUHS PUH-LEASE!

Crock Pot Beef Stew - an easy and hearty recipe made in your slow cooker | TheRoastedRoot.net #recipe #dinner #meal #glutenfree

All I did to prepare the recipe was toss every dang ingredient into my super non-fancy crock pot and set the thing on low allllll daaaaaay loooooong. Once the meat was nice and tender-shreddy, I took some of the broth from the crock and mixed it with some flour. Poured said flour-broth mixture into the crock, gave it a stir, and let it sit for another 30 minutes or so. This thickened up the stew quite a bit and made it ultra comforting. The longer the stew sits, the thicker it gets.

For serving? Bread mandatory. I took a loaf of gluten-free baguette, toasted it to a crisp in the oven, slathered it with butter, and dipped it in the stew. Mmm mmm finger lickin,’ lip smackin’ perfection!

BEEF! It’s what’s for din din.

Crock Pot Beef Stew - an easy and hearty recipe made in your slow cooker | TheRoastedRoot.net #recipe #dinner #meal #glutenfree

Crock Pot Beef Stew

Author: Julia
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 5 medium gold potatoes peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 pounds beef stew meat
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt to taste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup full bodied red wine such as Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 cup canned or frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the peas and flour to a crock pot and stir well. Cover and place on the lowest setting. Cook for 8 to 10 hours, until meat is very tender and shreds easily with a fork. Once stew has finished cooking, add the canned or frozen peas and stir.
  2. Add 1/3 cup of gluten-free all purpose flour to a small bowl. Ladle about 1 cup worth of broth from the stew into the bowl and stir well. Pour the flour mixture into the crock pot with the stew and stir well. Allow stew to sit at least 30 minutes to thicken before serving.
  3. Serve with {gluten-free} bread and butter.
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Comments

  1. Frankie

    What crockpot do YOU use? I’m looking to upgrade to a LEAD-FREE version. Finding one who’s selling point is “lead-free lining” is my goal.

  2. Ashley

    This looks just so cozy and comforting! The weather has been so bizarre here (like over 70 degrees which is NOT cool for December in my mind!) but as soon as it gets cooler I need to make this! Crock pot for the win!

  3. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    Oh yum! I love stew in the winter months, but don’t have the time or energy to nurse a big pot on the stove for hours on end. I love this slow cooker option – coming home to a big bowl of stew after work would be bliss!

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