I have tried many beef stew recipes from this site. This is the one! I took the best from each and got this no-fail version.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
7 hrs 15 mins
total:
7 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk flour, garlic salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl; pour into a large resealable plastic bag. Place stew beef in bag, seal the bag, and shake to coat beef to coat completely.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; saute coated beef in hot oil until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Stir onion into beef; saute until onion is softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour beef and onions into a slow cooker.

  • Stir beef broth, red wine, and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl. Pour broth mixture into the same skillet and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon. Transfer broth mixture to the slow cooker.

  • Mix potatoes, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaves, beef stew seasoning mix, and paprika into beef mixture.

  • Cook on High for 1 hour. Reduce heat to Low and cook until meat is tender, 6 to 7 hours.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; protein 19.3g 39% DV; carbohydrates 21.5g 7% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 47.9mg 16% DV; sodium 636.8mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
Loved it. Since there are only two of us, and we are not big meat eaters, I reduced the meat to 1 lb of stew beef and 1/4 cup flour. I also reduced to 1/2 packet of stew spices and added 1/2 packet brown gravy mix. Only used 2 potatoes and 2 carrots and left the rest of ingredients the same. Came out great and will make again. Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/01/2017
Smelled wonderful while cooking - looked good too. Neither hubby nor I could eat - think it was the 2 bay leaves or maybe the stores generic beef stew seasoning not sure which. Will try again though and leave out the bay leaves and use McCormicks seasoning. Read More
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
Loved it. Since there are only two of us, and we are not big meat eaters, I reduced the meat to 1 lb of stew beef and 1/4 cup flour. I also reduced to 1/2 packet of stew spices and added 1/2 packet brown gravy mix. Only used 2 potatoes and 2 carrots and left the rest of ingredients the same. Came out great and will make again. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2016
This recipe turned out very good. I added a half pound extra beef and skipped step 3 and just added everything into the crock pot after sautéing the beef and onions. Everyone raved about this stew. I will definitely make this again. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2014
Loved this! Only thing I added was a gravy pack! Made mashed potatoes instead. Thank you Bobbee! :) Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2016
I haven't written a review before because I usually make the recipe my own based on others reviews....that being said this is by far the best beef stew I have made!!!! The only thing I changed was I added mushrooms. Absolutely perfect! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2016
I made it like the recipe called for except left out the celery. It was scrumptious! I would highly suggest making this. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2015
Made recipe as is except added some extra carrots and served with some crusty bread. Everyone loved it. My 5 yr old grandson commented "these are the best carrots I've ever eaten". Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2016
Followed the recipe to a tee except doubling the amount of celery. I am not sure this is for 10 servings, however. My wife and I finished it in two days. Best stew we have ever had! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2016
Everyone loved the flavor! Removed all fat etc from beef. Left out the potatoes and Worcestershire sauce. Added 3 more of each celery stalks and carrots and a little water to the other liquids in the pan. Liquid cooked down so it was not soupy; which was the desired result. Served with biscuits. Yummy! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2016
Did not have celery or pkg seasoning mix. I used a package of Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix. Also added 1/4 cup Marsala wine. This was the best stew we've ever had. The sweet Hungarian paprika I used just gave it a touch of sweetness needed. Awesome. Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
04/01/2017
Smelled wonderful while cooking - looked good too. Neither hubby nor I could eat - think it was the 2 bay leaves or maybe the stores generic beef stew seasoning not sure which. Will try again though and leave out the bay leaves and use McCormicks seasoning. Read More