This easy slow cooker beef stew is full of flavor from simmering all day in the crock pot! No browning required, just throw everything in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a hearty beef stew for dinner!
1poundyukon gold potatoesdiced into 1 inch cubes, peeled if desired
3carrotspeeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
Add all ingredients to slow cooker EXCEPT the flour and 1 tablespoon each of the thyme and rosemary. If you prefer firmer vegetables, do not add them until the last 1-2 hours of cooking. You can add them now but they will be softer. Cook on low heat for 8 hours.
If you left out the vegetables at the beginning, add them in the last 1-2 hours of cooking.
About 1 hour before stew is done cooking, remove 1/2 cup of broth. Whisk 2 tablespoons of flour into the broth until there are no lumps. You can add more broth if it gets too thick. Once mixed, pour the flour mixture into the crock pot and stir to mix. Continue cooking until done.
Right before serving, remove the bay leaves. Add the 1 tablespoon of thyme and rosemary. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!
I use THIS crock pot.If you like your veggies to retain their shape and not get too mushy, adding them in the last few hours of cooking is best. But if you just can’t be home for that, you can add them at the beginning with everything else. They will be more soft, but it still works.
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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