Crock Pot Beef Stew

2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
5 cups cut-up fresh vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, celery and onions
3 cups water
1 package Beef Stew Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup flour

Mix vegetables, water and Seasoning Mix in crock pot.
Coat beef with flour and stir into ingredients already in the crock pot. Cover and cook for 8 hours on low or 5 hours on high until beef is tender.

This is a great meal if you’re looking for something hearty, pretty healthy and you’re short on time. Erin and I have been trying really hard to eat healthy and we’ve realized that it takes a lot of planning; she had the great idea of using the crock pot to throw things in before she leaves for work and then there’s nothing to be done when we get home. One night last week, she whipped this up and it was great.

Erin didn’t use potatoes but added extra carrots and celery and this dish was great and it felt really healthy. I’m sure you could use different seasonings than the mix that we bought at the grocery store, but it was a quick and easy start, and we’ll certainly build on the recipe next time. Also, to cut down on the calories and carbs, I’m sure you could skip the flour, but using it will make the broth a little thicker and will create the difference between a stew and a soup.

Overall, the flavor was really delicious and the beef was tender – a great, warm, hearty dish that’s pretty easy to put together and that’s still easy on the waistband.



About JustFrank

Just a typical Washington, DC Suburbanite - University of Maryland Graduate, loves to spend time with his girlfriend, go out on the weekends, and spend quality time with his family. View all posts by JustFrank

4 responses to “Crock Pot Beef Stew

  • MDawson

    This sounds delicious! I made a beef stew a few weeks ago, but I didn’t use the crock pot. One question, though: You leave the crock pot on with no one home? My friend’s house burned down that way. Please be careful. 🙂

    • JustFrank

      Wow, thanks for the information. Normally we would leave the crock pot on while we were gone… we might have to re-evaluate. I’m glad you liked the post and hope you see recipes and reviews you will love in the future!

  • MDawson

    No problem! Just don’t want to see anything horrible happen. 🙂 Yes, I’m sure I will! I’ll be keeping an eye on your stuff! 🙂

  • Jessica M

    I use my crock pot all the time when I’m not home! Beef stew is so underrated. The crock pot is the perfect way to cook it too. I’ve never used the seasoning mix from the store but I’ll definitely give that a try next time.

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