This beef stew always has people asking for the recipe. It is thick and heavy on the onion, as that is what my family likes. As I am lazy, I do not brown the beef before sticking in the slow cooker.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 20 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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  • Mix ground beef, carrots, onions, parsnip, sweet potato, water, brown gravy mix. onion gravy mix, beef bouillon, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and thyme in a slow cooker.

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  • Cook on Low for 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; protein 18.1g 36% DV; carbohydrates 31.5g 10% DV; fat 10.8g 17% DV; cholesterol 50.1mg 17% DV; sodium 1424.5mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2016
A very nice change from the usual crockpot stews I make. I did fry the ground beef with the onions prior to putting in the crockpot as I truly believe the flavor is enhanced. Also added a couple of sticks of chopped celery and can see mushrooms fitting in as well. I think one seasoning packet of each variety is also enough for the contents and no added salt. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/02/2019
I wanted to try a new stew recipe but this recipe was not for me or my family. Too salty too much like gravy Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2016
A very nice change from the usual crockpot stews I make. I did fry the ground beef with the onions prior to putting in the crockpot as I truly believe the flavor is enhanced. Also added a couple of sticks of chopped celery and can see mushrooms fitting in as well. I think one seasoning packet of each variety is also enough for the contents and no added salt. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/02/2019
I wanted to try a new stew recipe but this recipe was not for me or my family. Too salty too much like gravy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2017
It took me about 5 minutes to prepare before work and it turned out amazing. The sweet potatoes mushed which made a great soup base while all of other veggies stayed in tact. The kids LOVED it after a day of snow play. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2017
Turned out rather salty. I didn t mind but the parents weren t thrilled. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2016
Everything was cooked perfectly. Good base recipe but I think next time I'll use roast instead of ground beef and forgo the thyme. There was a flavor I didn't care for and I think that was it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2017
This stew was fantastic! Instead of using ground beef I used cubed stewing beef instead and just threw it all in. Definitely making again and again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2016
Surprisingly good. I didn't have parsnips. it turned out OK anyway. Read More