Crock Pot Family Beef Stew with Potatoes Recipe

Beef Stew with Bread
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  • 8 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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This hearty stew features chunks of beef and potatoes, along with carrots, stewed tomatoes, and herbs. The stew makes a fabulous everyday family meal, and the slow cooker makes it extra easy to toss in all your ingredients and come home to a warm, comforting meal.

Serve the stew with a crusty no-knead bread or buttermilk biscuits. For variation, you may omit the potatoes and serve the stew with cooked macaroni or noodles.

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What You'll Need

  • 8 carrots, sliced about 1 inch thick
  • 3 medium baking potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 2 large onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds stew beef, chuck or round, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) stewed tomatoes, Italian seasoned or regular
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt, to taste

How to Make It

  1. Place half of the sliced carrots, potatoes, and chopped onion in the crock pot; add beef cubes. 
  2. Mix flour, pepper, thyme, basil, and oregano; sprinkle over beef.
  3. Add the remaining vegetables then top with the stewed tomatoes and their juices. Sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours, or until meat is very tender and vegetables are done. 
  5. Taste and adjust seasonings.