Slow Cooker Beef Stew


Nothing beats a meal that's ready when you come home from work. Slow cooker beef stew is amazing for busy days and the smell will welcome you!

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Slow cooker beef stew
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-01-26, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 6 hours 15 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 12-03-2021

6 hours 15 minutes 6 people Main course
Slow cooker beef stew


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  • 600 gram stewing beef
  • large handful of fresh pearl onions (no pickled ones)
  • 2 large carrots or 6 Dutch carrots
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1/2 litre beef stock (store-bought or make your own)
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • a few sprigs of thyme
  • pepper and salt to taste
Slow cooker beef stew ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Cutting board & chef's knife
  • Slow cooker
  • Medium-sized pan
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Skimmer

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

6 hours 15 minutes 6 people Main course

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

Fill the medium-sized pan with water and bring it to a boil. Boiling the pearl onions for about 15 seconds will help you to peel them really quick and easy. Rinse the rest of the veggies with cold water and remove the bell peppers seeds.

Chop the bell peppers into large pieces. Peel the carrots using a vegetable peeler and cut them into slices. Also, cut the celery stalks into slices and cut the beef into pieces.

Roughly chop the garlic cloves and add chopped beef, bell peppers, carrots, pearl onions, garlic and celery to the slow cooker.  

Slow cooker beef stew
Slow cooker beef stew

Finishing the slow cooker beef stew -- 6 hours (waiting time)

To finish the beef stew, also add the beef stock and thyme sprigs. Season with pepper and salt and also mix in the all-purpose flour and set the slow cooker to medium heat for at least 6 hours.  

Check if the meat is tender and the stew is flavorful. If necessary, add some more pepper and salt and maybe set the slow cooker for another hour if your meat isn't tender enough depending on the size of the beef pieces and what kind of meat you've used.

Serve with lovely mashed potatoes or oven roasted potatoes.

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