Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2½ pounds (1.2 kg) beef stew meat, cubed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound (480 g) yellow potatoes, cubed
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chunked
  • 3 cups (750 ml) beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup (250 ml) frozen peas, thawed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chopped freh parsley

Method

Step 1

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the stewing meat generously with salt and pepper. Add to the hot oil and cook until golden brown, for about 4-5 minutes.

Step 2

Remove cooked beef from the skilllet and transfer to 6-quart (6 L) slow cooker. Add onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots, beef broth, tomato paste, thyme and bay leaf. Season to taste with salt and blck pepper and stir well.

Step 3

Cover the pot and cook on low-heat setting for 7 hours.

Step 4

Open the lid and remove 1/3 cup (80 ml) of cooking liquid from the slow cooker. Pour into medium bowl, the add all-purpose flour and whisk until smooth.

Step 5

Pout the flour mixture back to the pot and stir well. Cover the cooker and cook on high-heat setting for a further 30 minutes.

Step 6

Turn off the slow cooker and open the lid. Stir in peas. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley. Pour beef stew into soup bowls. Serve hot.