Slow Cooker Beef Stew – The Best Version
Beef stew is a classic dish that warms you up on a cold night. It’s a hearty meal that’s perfect for any occasion. Making beef stew can be time-consuming if you’re cooking it on the stove, but with a slow cooker, it’s easy to make without needing to constantly check on it. Here is a recipe for slow cooker beef stew that will have your taste buds dancing.
– 2 pounds of beef chuck, cut into bite-sized pieces
– 4 cups beef broth
– 1 can tomato paste
– 4 medium carrots, chopped
– 4 medium potatoes, chopped
– 1 medium onion, chopped
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 bay leaves
– 1 tablespoon dried thyme
– 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
– Salt and pepper to taste
1. Brown the beef. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until browned on all sides.
2. Prepare vegetables. Chop the carrots, potatoes, and onion into bite-sized pieces. Mince the garlic.
3. Combine ingredients in the slow cooker. Add the browned beef, beef broth, tomato paste, chopped vegetables, minced garlic, bay leaves, dried thyme, and dried rosemary to the slow cooker. Stir everything together.
4. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Cook until the beef is tender and the vegetables are cooked to your liking.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add more tomato paste if you want a thicker sauce.
6. Serve hot. Remove the bay leaves before serving.
The slow cooker beef stew is now ready to be served!
– Brown the beef in a skillet before adding it to the slow cooker
– Chop the carrots, potatoes, and onion into bite-sized pieces
– Combine ingredients in the slow cooker and add beef broth, tomato paste, and herbs
– Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours
– Season with salt and pepper to taste and add more tomato paste for a thicker sauce
– Serve hot and remove bay leaves before serving.