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Easy, Yummy, Crock-Pot Beef Stew Recipe

Updated on August 9, 2017
Similar recipe to mine, simplified
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My Own Easy, Tasty Recipe

To ensure that my beef stew is tasty every time, I opt for the easy way. I tried a recipe that came from my great gram’s stash only I used a crock pot instead of on the stove. The first time I made it, it was a little watery and tasteless, but then I added a few more ingredients to get a pretty yummy dish. The problem is that I can’t remember what I did to make it perfect that one time so it takes me many tries to get an actual recipe. One of the things I was told to add was cinnamon. One thing I decided would give it more flavor was using red wine and other similar things(soy sauce?). Then when I was low on ingredients and not enough time, I made it completely flavorless, but knew exactly what I did wrong from the beginning. If you add to much water with beef broth in a can, it just doesn’t work.

What I love about beef stew is that it is so versatile and you can add all kinds of vegetables to it so that even a person who is not big on veggies will find something healthy in the big bowl of goodness.

5 stars from 1 rating of Crocpot Beef Stew

Cook time: 6 - 12 hours

Total time: 6 1/2 - 12 1/2 hours

Serves: 6 - 8 depending on how many vegetables you use, and how big your pot is


  • 1 lb. stew beef, chuck or round
  • 2 large onions, peeled and sliced
  • 4 carrots, pared and cut into 1" pieces
  • 4 ribs of celery, sliced into 1/2" pieces
  • 4 large potatoes, cut into 1" chunks
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup red wine or bbq suace
  • to taste cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 packet beef stew flavoring
  • 4 cups water
  • other vegetables, to your liking
  1. Brown beef in 2 TBS. red wine (cooking, vinegar, or real) Then add salt, pepper and cinnamon
  2. Put beef, potatoes, stew packet, and 3 cups water in crock pot Mix and add more cinnamon, pepper, salt, a bay leaf and one cup red wine
  3. Cook on low for five hours or high for three-four hours, then add other vegetables, stir until its all mixed in. Add more water if needed to cover meat and vegetables.
  4. Cook on low for another 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours or until potatoes are soft. Serve with biscuits
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      Catherine Spinola 5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Hi erinb62. I am always looking for new crock pot recipes and this one looks Delicious.! Can't wait to try it..!! Catherine

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      Crystal Tatum 5 years ago from Georgia

      Yum! I'm a vegetarian, but I can easily substitute a soy-based protein for the beef and adjust the cook time. I never would have thought to add cinnamon. Sounds delicious!

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      Sounds easy and delicious. Enjoyed your 'testing gramma's recipe' description too.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Yum this looks so tasty! I'm bookmarking this one. Voted up, take care, Kelley