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Slow Cooker Stew

Updated on November 17, 2012

Slow Cooker Stew Recipe

Homemade crock pot beef stew is the perfect recipe when you need something hearty and comforting. Crockpot recipes make life easy for those of us who don't always have the time to stand around and prepare a meal. There are a variety of recipes you can make besides crock pot beef stew; recipes like pork roast and pot roast. Using the slow cooker frees up time during the day and room in the kitchen. You can easily put all your ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning before you leave for work and come home to a homemade dinner for the whole family to enjoy.

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Crock Pot Beef Stew
Crock Pot Beef Stew

A Little Stew Goes a Long Way

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You can purchase beef stew meat at a low cost at the grocery stores when it's on sale. Making a beef stew in the crockpot is a great way to make a pot dish. You can add all your potatoes and vegetables inside so that you don't have to prepare a side dish for dinner.

A stew recipe is great for serving a large amount of people because a little bit filling and hearty. Using just a bit of beef stew meat can go a long way when you load the crock pot with potatoes, carrots, celery, and other affordable fillers.

Here is my recipe for a homemade crock pot beef stew that I hope you enjoy. You can easily adapt it to the things in your refrigerator. Try using the crock pot for beef stew and other recipes such as chicken stew and pork roast. A crock pot is a busy person's best friend.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 - 20 minutes

Total Time: 4.5 - 5.5 hours (varies)

Serves: 6


  • 2 pound cut chuck roast (cut into 2 - 3 inche pieces
  • 3 large potatoes washed and quartered (leave skin on)
  • 3 large carrots (gently scrubbed) and quartered
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 cup coffee (brewed)
  • 1 bullion cube
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


  1. Desolve the bullion cube in hot coffee and then stir in the flour. Set aside. Put on tablespoon olive oil in bottom of crock pot.
  2. Add potatoes.
  3. Add carrots.
  4. Add stew meat.
  5. Add onions.
  6. Drizzle coffee sauce.
  7. Cover tightly. Cook on high for 1 hour (or until the lid is covered in steam)
  8. Turn down to low and continue to cook another 3.5 hours.
  9. Open, stir, Check for doneness (internal temperature plus desired tenderness).
  10. If more cooking needed recover and check every hour.
  11. "USDA Recommended Safe Minimum Internal Temperatures
  12. Cook all raw beef, pork, lamb and veal steaks, chops, and roasts to a minimum internal temperature of 145 °F as measured with a food thermometer before removing meat from the heat source. For safety and quality, allow meat to rest for at least three minutes before carving or consuming. For reasons of personal preference, consumers may choose to cook meat to higher temperatures.
  13. Cook all raw ground beef, pork, lamb, and veal to an internal temperature of 160 °F as measured with a food thermometer.
  14. Cook all poultry to a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F as measured with a food thermometer." FSIS.USDA.GOV "Is It Done Yet?"
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    Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

    Yummy. Your Slow Cooker Stew sure sounds great and looks wonderful. I have never put coffee in mine but when I saw that, I remembered that my mother always added coffee.

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    CodyMD 5 years ago

    this looks good