Very easy to prepare beef stew. Lots of flavor and quick to prepare.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put beef in a slow cooker.

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  • Whisk water, gravy mix, and stew seasoning mix together in a bowl until no dry mix remains; add Worcestershire sauce and pour over the beef. Add tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, celery, and onion.

  • Cook on High for 6 hours.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 17.4g 35% DV; carbohydrates 33.8g 11% DV; fat 4.9g 8% DV; cholesterol 40mg 13% DV; sodium 1003.2mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2015
What's better than having dinner ready when you get home from work AND have it taste good!??! I normally don't use gravy or seasoning packets (personal preference) but decided to try this because of the ease and convenience. I made it exactly as written (well, I added in an extra celery stalk and used 1/2 onion instead of 1/4 -whatever) and this came out perfectly tender at 6 hrs. I imagine if you're working a longer day you could put in on low for 8-10hrs and it would be equally tasty. I was so mad today when I left for work and forgot my leftovers at home! Thanks for sharing your recipe Megan! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2016
Don't get me wrong the food was fine. The smell of the Worchestershire sauce was overwhelming the initial day. I smell subsided after a night in the fridge and the consistency was better for me personally. Would try again but perhaps tweak the amount of Worchestershire sauce or substitute. Read More
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157 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 120
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2015
What's better than having dinner ready when you get home from work AND have it taste good!??! I normally don't use gravy or seasoning packets (personal preference) but decided to try this because of the ease and convenience. I made it exactly as written (well, I added in an extra celery stalk and used 1/2 onion instead of 1/4 -whatever) and this came out perfectly tender at 6 hrs. I imagine if you're working a longer day you could put in on low for 8-10hrs and it would be equally tasty. I was so mad today when I left for work and forgot my leftovers at home! Thanks for sharing your recipe Megan! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2016
I've actually made this twice and thoroughly enjoyed it both times. Once following recipe as given then modifying it a bit to my liking. I have to agree with some of the other reviewers saying how could you rate a given recipe if you modify it to the point of something that does not come close to what the person wrote. As given this is a great and very easy recipe. The end result is excellent and the best part is that you don't have to be a culinary chef to have an easy meal that you can be proud of serving to family or guests. A crusty bread would be all that you need to complete this as written. On my second time I modified the recipe just a bit. Because the gravy was a bit thin for my liking I made a roux from 1/2 stick butter, 1/4 cup flour and 2 cups of the stew liquid added that mixture to thicken it along with 1/2 small bag each of frozen corn and peas about an hour before finish. Thank you for your excellent recipe that I can use as is and as a base for some modifications!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2015
This is the first time I've made this and did so exactly as the recipe says.…only I doubled it! The reviews were good so I figured, why not! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2016
I added way more veggies than recipe called for, but it just made it more hearty. Other than that I followed the recipe and it turned out SO TASTY!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2015
Very delicious even better when pared with white rice! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2016
Easy quick delicious and impressive on the plate. I'll do this one again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2016
I used 2 onions, only a half of a pack of beef stew seasoning (to cut the salt), and left out the Worcestershire (because I forgot). Added 2 bay leaves and some peas when it was about finished. Husband approved! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2015
I used two cups of beef broth instead of water, skipped the tomatoes (family preference) and added mushrooms. My slow cooker cooks fast ;) so only took 3 hours on high. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2015
Great recipe! I followed it as written and the stew was wonderful. Simple flavorful and filling. Thanks MeganReed for sharing this. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2016
Don't get me wrong the food was fine. The smell of the Worchestershire sauce was overwhelming the initial day. I smell subsided after a night in the fridge and the consistency was better for me personally. Would try again but perhaps tweak the amount of Worchestershire sauce or substitute. Read More
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