Make-Ahead Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe
This stew can be made fresh, browning the meat then tossing all the ingredients together in the slow cooker, or it can be prepared ahead of time for freezing and quick assembly for a quick crock pot meal when you need it!
This easy, comforting beef stew is cooked in a slow cooker with potatoes in a hearty broth. Garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and paprika add flair!
Red wine and onion soup mix flavor this beef stew made with potatoes, carrots, and onions.
It turned out wonderful and tastes a lot like Dinty Moore Beef Stew. I made some minor adjustments. I cooked the potatoes separately to prevent over cooking them. I only used one carrot finely sliced and cooked separately. I also omitted the Celery because we were having a snow storm and Celery was not worth a trip to the store! I used a can of Hunt's Diced Tomatoes which were already seasoned with Basil, Garlic and Oregano instead of the Tomato Paste. I used 3.5 pound of Stew meat and 16 ounces of whole white Mushrooms which I pre-steamed prior to adding to the Crock Pot so my ingredients would fit nicely. And I used regular Paprika. I see Recipes as a guide and work with what I have on hand.
I have just made this for the 2nd time. Absolutely perfect!! I used red wine instead of marsala wine because that is what I had. Also, I left out the paprika because I didn't have any. This did not make a difference. This is the best beef stew I've ever had or made!! 5 years later, and this has become an old regular FAVORITE in our home!! I cannot rave enough about this recipe!! I usually make sure to have the marsala wine, because I just love the flavor that it adds, but regular red wine is fine too! Still have never used the smoked paprika, just regular paprika from the spice rack! I make this 2 or 3 times throughout the fall/winter, and it's ALWAYS everyone's FAVORITE!!
Best beef stew ever! I doubled...maybe tripled all the seasoning and used flour instead of corn starch to thicken the broth.
The beef is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! I love this recipe!