Slow Cooker Beef Stew
There are a whole lot of gradual cooker beef stew recipes, so why make this one? since you get wealthy, scrumptious taste with out the necessity to pre-bake or pre-cook! Plus, there is not any flour added to this recipe, only a wealthy, flavorful, and clean sauce.
Make this meal in minutes and are available residence to essentially the most scrumptious piping scorching beef stew able to serve!
what it’s essential to find out about this Slow Cooker Beef Stew:
- I made this in my kitchenaid 4 quart multicooker, however any common 3-5 quart gradual cooker is ok
- the one prep time wanted is to cut the onion, carrots and potatoes
- I exploit a premade garlic and herb seasoning mix to avoid wasting time and ingredient prep, plus it is one in all my favourite seasonings for a lot of dishes
- this recipe could be halved for two individuals or doubled for 8-10 individuals
- this recipe could be made forward as a frozen meal and leftovers could be frozen as properly (see notes under)
- The recipe requires meat ideas, however I understand this could imply many issues. any product marketed as beef stew, sirloin ideas, sirloin tip, and many others. it’s going to work. you simply wish to make certain they’re skinny and tender. if doubtful ask your butcher, I feel they’re all the time greater than prepared to assist.
- I’m obsessive about this garlic herb seasoning and use it in a lot of my recipes. There are additionally different manufacturers obtainable if you cannot discover this one in your grocery store and do not wish to order it. I’ve discovered variations at aldi, walmart, and my native market, so I feel you may discover one thing regardless of the place you might be.
- As an alternative of flour, which I feel could make soups style grainy or floury, I want to make use of tapioca pearls to thicken it, particularly when simmering. They thicken very properly with out leaving a bizarre texture. if you cannot discover them, you possibly can thicken them with flour or cornstarch paste, however I like to recommend attempting them if attainable. one bag will final you a very long time.
- for the potatoes, I might suggest yukon gold if you would like them to carry their form whereas nonetheless having a clean, buttery taste. in case you do not thoughts them getting gentle and a few melting a bit, you should utilize crimson potatoes which is what I did.
- Whereas most recipes name for browning the meat in oil or butter earlier than gradual cooking, I skipped this step. the distinction is so minimal in my view that it is not often value the additional effort. When you’ve got a multi-cooker, you possibly can sear with out an additional pan to clean, however that is solely as much as you. attempt it with out and see in case you actually discover a distinction.
- As talked about above, make sure to use lean meat. you don’t need quite a lot of fats floating round in your gradual cooker.
- to avoid wasting time, be at liberty to make use of child carrots so you do not have to peel them
- You too can go away the skins on the potatoes as they may cook dinner good and tender, simply make sure to scrub them earlier than reducing
- In the event you love this Slow Cooker Beef Casserole, additionally, you will love my Slow Cooker Casserole with Gravy.
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The great thing about this recipe is that there aren’t any sophisticated steps or further pans or cookware wanted. you simply add the substances to the gradual cooker and allow them to cook dinner all day.
ingredient notes for this recipe:
Ideas for Cooking Beef Stew:
can I freeze beef stew?
be at liberty to make this forward of time and retailer it in a zip-top bag within the freezer as a frozen meal. then you possibly can defrostand add to gradual cooker.
I might suggest not freezing the potatoes, however including them when cooking, as uncooked potatoes can flip brown/black within the freezer. You too can wait and add the broth at cooking time to avoid wasting house and ensure you haven’t got a leak.
You too can freeze leftovers in an hermetic container to thaw and reheat later. potatoes can turn out to be mushy, however this isn’t essentially an issue.
make this a full meal:
serve on prime of a beneficiant dollop of gradual cooker tacky mashed potatoes or with a aspect of bakery-made crusty bread.