Slow Cooker Beef Stew - Thick, creamy, flavorful comfort food from your slow cooker!
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 20 mins
 
Slow Cooker Beef Stew - Thick, creamy, flavorful comfort food from your slow cooker!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 589 kcal
Author: DSTR
Ingredients
  • 2-3 lbs boneless chuck roast cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup Flour
  • 1 large Onion cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 4 medium Carrots peeled cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 stalks Celery including tops/leaves cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 large Russet Potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh Thyme
  • ½ teaspoon Oregano
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground Pepper more to taste
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine
  • 3 1/2 cups Beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil.
  2. When it begins to smoke slightly, add the beef and brown. Do in batches and do not cook through. Once browned, transfer the stew meat to the slow cooker.
  3. Add onion, potatoes, carrots, and celery to the slow cooker on top of the beef. Sprinkle the garlic, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, salt and pepper over the top of the vegetables.
  4. In a bowl or large measuring cup mix the red wine, beef stock, and tomato paste. Pour over the vegetables. Stir. Place the lid on and cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 6-7 hours. If you are around, give it a few stirs during the cooking process.

  5. For a thicker stew, mix 2 tablespoons flour and 1 tablespoon butter together with a fork. In the slow cooker, push aside some of the meat and vegetables. Gently whisk in the flour-butter mixture and cook another 15 minutes.

  6. Serve and enjoy!