Let the aroma of this savory supper welcome you home after work. Chock-full of tender beef, hearty potatoes and colorful carrots, this down-home dinner is a staple at Margaret Shauers' kitchen in Great Bend, Kansas.

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15 mins
8 hrs
8 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place potatoes, carrots and onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large skillet, brown beef in butter. Transfer beef to slow cooker with a slotted spoon.

  • Stir flour into the pan drippings until blended; cook and stir until browned. Gradually add water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add salt, parsley, celery seed, thyme and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.


Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 366 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 436 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 meat, 2 starch.

Nutrition Facts

566 calories; protein 26.5g; carbohydrates 48.6g; fat 30.1g; cholesterol 96.3mg; sodium 465.3mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (35)

Rating: 3 stars
Great flavor, but you will need to add some sort of broth - water, etc. to keep the stew from drying out if you plan to leave in the crock pot as long as suggested. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Really great flavor! I must also agree with the other reviewers: Not enough juice. I would add beef broth and a thickener next time. Also, I just cut up a roast I had on hand instead of stew meat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this for supper last night and dad loved it! I too, had to add extra liquid while it was cooking. I added extra water and a little bit of milk, to make it more creamy. It was supper easy and fun to make!!! Thanxz for posting it! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I thought this recipe was just ok...it needs some more zing. I agree that it really needs more "juice" and is not at all stew like. Next time I will probably add some beef broth and some additional spices to enhance the flavor. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I really should have read all the reviews before I made this one. I didn't add any liquid and it was very dry. It was good, but not much different from the pot roast I always make and more work. My husband really liked it though. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very Tasty!!! My husband and I loved the flavor, especially the beef. I agree with the other reviewer that it wasn't very "stew like". My husband and I like a little more "juice", will probably add some beef broth next time. Great recipe, definitely a keeper. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a fabulous recipe! We just loved this stew. It just needs quite a bit more liquid than the recipe calls for. I added about 3 additional cups of water with salt and seasonings. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is an excellent recipe for beef stew and takes little time for preparation. Once it's in the slow cooker, your work is done. My husband and I made a few changes to the recipe to allow for what we had on hand and also to allow for our own personal tastes. Since we had no red potatoes on hand, we just used Russett potatoes. To suit our tastes, we added a can of diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil and a small can of tomato sauce. My husband says, "This one's a keeper!" Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Mine ended up too cooked ... meat was dry, potatoes and carrots were mushy and there should have been more broth of some sort. Read More