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Tasty Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

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With snow, rain, and wind we’ve been eating lots of comfort food and hearty meals as a family this last month. One of my favourites has been this delicious Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker. It’s the ideal meal to prep in the morning, head out for the day to blow away those cobwebs and come back to a delicious tasty meal in the evening that the whole family enjoys. What’s more this freezes and then we have a quick meal to heat up at a later date. It’s so good and the kids have even asked for it again which in our house with our picky eaters is a real achievement. So here we go our favourite Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipes for Family Meals.

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew for the Family

One of the reasons I love using the slow cooker is that we can save a little money as slow cooking the meat means that cheaper cuts of beef can be used.

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We get our meat from the local butchers instead of the supermarket as we’ve discovered how much more meat you get for your money. Unlike the supermarket which add extra water to make their meat look bigger and when cooked the meat shrinks. Or the meat is very fatty so as you cook it the grease flows out the butcher’s meat is wholesome. It’s not pumped full of water, and the mince and even the sausage meat is low in fat so we need less meat or can stretch the same amount of meat further when we buy local.

beef stew in a white bowl with black decor on a wooden board with a loaf of homemade bread in the background

We use diced beef to make the beef stew and there is normally enough for 1/2 to be frozen and used at a later date.

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We either serve with some fresh bread or with potatoes and a side of steamed vegetables. The kids love the bread version though as they use it to draw up the liquids left after cooking.

bowl of homemade beef stew cooked in the slow cooker for 8 hours with carrots, celery, onions and potatoes served on a wooden board with fresh crusty bread

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

A delicious and simple beef stew recipe with diced beef to cook in the slow cooker. Perfect comfort food for cold and rainy days.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg diced beef
  • 4 white potatoes
  • 3 large carrots
  • 2 stocks celery
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 litre beef stock
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder

Instructions

  1. Peel and cut the carrots, celery and potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Dice the onion into small sections and add to your mix of vegetables.
  3. Add to the bottom of your slow cooker.
  4. Add the meat.diced beef a cheaper cut of meat ideal for using in the slow cooker to save money on family meals
  5. Sprinkle with seasoned salt.
  6. Add your 1litre of stock to the slow cooker.
  7. Set slow cooker to low and cook for 8 hours.
  8. Once done remove the lid and serve immediately.beef stew in a white bowl with black decor on a wooden board with a loaf of homemade bread in the background

Notes

If you wish to have a thicker stew then remove 1 tablespoon of the liquid at the end of the cooking and add in a teaspoon of corn flour.

Mix together and then return to the stew and stir throughly this will thicken up the gravy.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 499Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 875mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 40g

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