This Slow Cooker Beef Stew is a hearty, extraordinarily flavorful, and filling meal.  The beef stew meat melts in your mouth, and the vegetables soak up tons of flavor. It is the best filling soup and easy to make in a crockpot.

What is in this beef stew?

This beef stew is full of flavor.  To get a lot of flavors, I added spicey tomato juice, onion, garlic, Worcestershire, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, parsley, salt, pepper, and red cooking wine. You will also need vegetable oil, three-pound roast, flour, frozen peas, brown sugar, beef broth, tomato.

  

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Mountain Man Beef Stew

When it is cold outside, you cannot beat a warm bowl of soup.  Even better than soup is a meaty bowl of beef stew.  If you have made any of my recipes, the one thing I hope you notice is how flavor is in every bite.  Living in New Orleans is where I fell in love with food.  Everything you put in your mouth has so much flavor.  If you have experienced Cajun or Creole food, you know it is the best flavorful food.  Because of this experience in New Orleans, I want everything I eat to be extremely tasty including this beef stew. 

Beef Stew Meat in Slow Cooker

Because this beef stew is made in a slow cooker, it is easy to make. Besides browning the beef, everything else is tossed into the slow cooker.

First Step to Making Beef Stew Meat Recipe

  • Cut as much fat off the roast as possible.
  • Season the beef stew meat well with salt and pepper.
  • Cover the meat with the flour.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet on the stove and add the roast.
  • Sear and brown every side of the roast.

How do you make beef stew meat taste better?

Searing the meat takes a little longer than tossing everything in a slow cooker, but do not skip the searing.  The meat develops a dark brown crust and fond develops in the skillet.  Add a little liquid, some of the beef broth works well, and deglaze the skillet.  Take your spoon and scrape the fond off the bottom of the skillet.  Next, pour everything in the skillet into the slow cooker.  Deglazing the pan adds lots of flavor to the beef.

How do you make beef stew meat tender?

Beef Stew meat needs to be cooked low and slow.  Do not cook it at a high temperature.  The best way to do this is in a slow cooker.  If you rush the cooking process, the stew meat will be tough.  If you are cooking your beef stew in a dutch oven, cook it low and slow at least two hours.   You can do this on top of the stove or in the oven.  Unlike the slow cooker, you will have to stir your stew to keep it from sticking or burning.

What is the best meat for beef stew?

Beef chuck is a good choice because it is inexpensive.  As long as you cook the meat down for hours, it works well.  Beef round is also a good choice.   Beef chuck meat includes Chuck, Chuck Shoulder, Chuck Roast, Top Chuck, and Chuck-Eye Roast.

Can you use any beef for beef stew?

Yes, you can!  Again, as long as you cook it long and slow.  Before cutting the heat to your stew, taste a piece of the meat.  If it is still chewy, it needs to cook a little longer.

Second Step: Slow Cooker

  • Add the roast in a large 6-quart crock-pot.
  • Dice the potatoes, onions, and carrots and add them to the slow cooker.

Third Step: Other Ingredients

  • Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 6 hours on low in a slow cooker.
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BEEF STEW - This Slow Cooker Beef Stew is a hearty extraordinarily flavorful and filling meal. The beef melts in your mouth and the vegetables soak up tons of flavor. It is the best filling soup and easily made in a slow cooker.
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Mountain Man Stew

Extremely tender and flavorful stew!!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: entree, entree/Beef
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef stew, crock pot, entree, slow cooker, slow cooker stew, stew, stew meat
Servings: 10
Calories: 414kcal
Author: Diane Roark

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 pound chuck roast cut 1" cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 10- ounce package frozen peas
  • 4 carrots sliced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 large baking potatoes cubed
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1- quart spicy tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 cup red cooking wine

Instructions

  • Salt, pepper, and flour the cube steak.
  • In large skittle, brown cubed steak in oil.
  • Add a little liquid, some of the beef broth works well, and deglaze the skillet.  Take your spoon and scrape the fond off the bottom of the skillet.  Next, pour everything in the skillet into the slow cooker.  Deglazing the pan adds lots of flavor to the beef. 
  • Add it in a large 6-quart slow cooker.  
  • Dice the potatoes, onions, and carrots and add them to the slow cooker. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 6 hours on low in a slow cooker.

Notes

What if you do not have a large 6-quart slow cooker?
If you have a smaller slow cooker, add the tomato juice last.  Add enough tomato juice to fill the slow cooker. 
Use a large dutch oven and simmer the stew on low on the stove until all the vegetables are fork tender. 

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 962mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4330IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 4mg

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