I have never made Beef Stew. I know, you would think, at my age, I would have made this many times.  I have always just bought Dinty Moore in the can. (I just heard a bunch of cooks gasp.) As I said earlier, I checked The Mace Family Cookbook and could not find a recipe so I went searching and found this one on Allrecipes.com. David “helped me” modify it.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Submitted by: BUCHKO
Modified by: My husband David

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic (minced) I just buy it by the jar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 can of stewed tomatoes (David insisted I add these)
  1. Place meat in slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt, and pepper; pour over meat and stir to coat meat with flour mixture.
  2. Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and celery.
  3. Cover and cook on low setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high setting for 4 to 6 hours.

Serves approximately 6.