Easy to Make Beef Stew {In the Slow Cooker!}

This easy to make beef stew made my house smell amazing!! The whole family loved it and it was a snap to make! -- Happymoneysaver.comWe are still in the glorious first weeks of fall, and somehow I managed to unhook my pumpkin spice IV drip to make my first soup of the season. This easy to make beef stew recipe is delicious and YES you can make it in the slow cooker! Which means you throw it all together, and let the ingredients do the work, leaving you more time to pin obsessive amounts of pumpkin recipes.

Easy to Make Beef Stew Recipe

This made my house smell amazing!! The whole family loved it and it was a snap to make! -- Happymoneysaver.comDump all the spices, flour and meat into a Ziplock gallon freezer bag. Let this sit for about 30 minutes or overnight. I put together 4 or 5 of these bags and keep them in the freezer, because as you know I love me some freezer meals! I’m always on the lookout for when stew meat goes on sale so I can always have a few of these on hand.

This made my house smell amazing!! The whole family loved it and it was a snap to make! -- Happymoneysaver.comIf you are pulling your bag from the freezer let it sit in the fridge overnight to thaw and it will be ready to toss with your other ingredients in the morning. Yes folks, this recipe did, just in fact, get easier.

This made my house smell amazing!! The whole family loved it and it was a snap to make! -- Happymoneysaver.comAssembly at this point is 10 minutes max. Plug in your crock pot, open a few cans, chop a few veggies, eat a few pumpkin cookies and give it a quick stir. Make sure you start this early in the day so  the flavors really meld together! By late afternoon your house will smell amazing, and you might even get a few high fives from your husband and/or offspring as they come through the door.

This made my house smell amazing!! The whole family loved it and it was a snap to make! -- Happymoneysaver.comAbout three hours before serving, add your potatoes and green beans if you wish, plus there is always room for extra veggies in this stew. Think zucchini, bell peppers, corn, mushrooms or spinach!

This made my house smell amazing!! The whole family loved it and it was a snap to make! -- Happymoneysaver.comI love the hearty big chunks of meat and veggies, and the thick flavorful broth.

This made my house smell amazing!! The whole family loved it and it was a snap to make! -- Happymoneysaver.comServe with fresh parsley and warm rolls. This homemade roll recipe is awesome!!

This made my house smell amazing!! The whole family loved it and it was a snap to make! -- Happymoneysaver.comI’ve added an easy to follow recipe card down below so there is no excuse to not try this easy to make beef stew. If this recipe puts you in the slow cooker mood, try one of these fabulous recipes in the link below!

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Easy to Make Beef Stew {In the Slow Cooker!}
Prep Time
10 mins
 
This beef stew is hearty, healthy and delicious!
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Karrie
Ingredients
  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag
  • 1 1/2 lb Beef Stew Meat Cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 C All-purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Minced Onion
  • 2 cloves of Garlic finely minced or grated
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
Remaining Ingredients : to be added at time of cooking
  • 14 oz Beef Stock
  • 1/2 C Water
  • 1 1/2 C of Carrots cleaned and sliced 1/4” thick, or one (8 oz.) bag of baby carrots, rinsed
  • 1 oz can of Diced Tomatoes undrained, 14 .
  • 1 oz can of Tomato Paste 4 .
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1.5 lbs Yukon gold Potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 Cup Frozen Green Beans (optional) or 1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms or additional veggies of your choice
Instructions
  1. In a 1 Gallon Freezer bag put Stew Meat, Flour, Dried Minced Onion, Garlic, Salt, Sugar, Marjoram, and Oregano. Shake well, and freeze until ready to use. * remove from freezer and place in fridge the night before it will be going into the crock-pot
  2. Eight hours before you want to eat: In a crock-pot, on High, add the contents of your freezer bag, Beef Stock, Water, Carrots, Diced Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, and Worcestershire Sauce, Stir, Cover. Leave to cook.
  3. Three hours before serving, wash, peel, cut, and add the potatoes and additional veggies, stir, cover, and cook until potatoes are done. Serve hot.

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Easy to Make Beef Stew {In the Slow Cooker!} was last modified: November 2nd, 2016 by Karrie

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