Basic Beef Stew for the Slow Cooker

Beef stew
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    8 hrs 20 mins
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This is a simple, basic beef stew made with stewing beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, and seasonings. Feel free to add a some diced rutabaga to this tasty stew.

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What You'll Need

  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 potatoes, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 onions, quartered
  • 1 celery rib, cut up

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker in order listed. Stir just enough to mix mix seasonings throughout.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours. (High 4 to 5 hours)

Makes 6 servings.

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