Best Ever Beef Stew

Fall is officially here, and I don’t know about you – but this is the start of soup & stew season for me.  And, what’s better than a big, hearty bowl full of beef stew.

And, this ain’t just any beef stew.  Not trying to toot my own horn or anything (or maybe I am), but I make a mean beef stew – and I hereby deem it the best ever.

Emeril Lagasse, eat your heart out – BAM!

See all those colors?  You can almost inhale the richness of the stew just by looking at the photo.  Seriously, ya’ll.  It’s amazing.  Addictive,  and amazing.  Once you make it, you won’t be able to go back to any other recipe.

I use beef demi-glace in this recipe, which you can find online here if you aren’t sure if your local store has it.  The demi glace adds so much flavor to the stew; one that your traditional beef broth or stock really can’t beat.  However; if you don’t want to buy demi-glace and don’t have any on hand – you can substitute some Swanson Flavor Boost (located with the broths & stocks in the grocery store).

It starts off with a nice coating of flour & seasoning salt on the stew meat & then it gets seared off in a pan before getting placed in the slowcooker.  The onions are also added to the skillet, and then the whole thing is deglazed with some of the liquid in the recipe.  Afterwards, it cooks all day on low in your slowcooker…and fills your whole house with some pretty amazing smells.

Which reminds me – when making this stew, please lock your doors.  Deadbolt them too. Your neighbors may just burst right in and try stealing your stew. If you don’t follow my advice & leave your doors unlocked – don’t blame me when you fall victim to stew-lifting.

You single gals out there.  Looking for a husband?  This stew is your secret weapon.  So, make you a big ol’ pot of it & start shopping for that wedding gown.

Wanna bite?

Oops.  Sorry. There’s a computer screen there.  You may want to go get an ice pack for that…

 

Best Ever Beef Stew

Rating: 51

Best Ever Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 heaping teaspoons beef demi-glace (or beef Swanson Flavor Boost)
  • 4 medium to large red skinned potatoes, washed & diced
  • 3 large carrots, peeled & sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced

Instructions

Shake the beef stew meat in a resealable plastic bag with the flour & seasoning salt until evenly coated. Heat the olive oil in a skillet; add the floured stew meat to the pan & brown on all sides. Remove using a slotted spoon or tongs & place into the bottom of a slow cooker. Season with pepper.

Saute the diced onion in the same hot skillet for 2 minutes. Don't worry about cleaning it out in between - that's added flavor! Transfer the onions into the slow cooker as well. Pour in the Worcestershire sauce, water, & beef demi glace (or Swanson Flavor Boost) and whisk until mixed, making sure you scrape up any browned bits in the bottom of the pan. Turn off the heat & set aside.

Add the diced potatoes, carrots, celery, & bay leaves to the slowcooker. Now, pour the broth/Worcestershire mixture in the crockpot as well. Cover; cook on low for 8 hours. Remove the bay leaves before serving.

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Authored by: Crystal Light Faulkner
  • http://twitter.com/sugarkissed_net Janine

    Yum! I love stew in the cooler weather! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kris.kuhens Kris Kuhens

    Looks delicious!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Georgie-Bowlocks/100001987425984 Georgie Bowlocks

    Could somebody translate this recipe into English? Never mind about ‘cups’, what on earth is ‘Swanson Flavor Boost’? Monosodium Glutamate?

    • Kerry K

      Swanson’s (brand name) makes canned broth, but they now have a new product called “flavor boost” that is, I’m assuming, like a broth but with more flavor. check for it in the soup isle of the grocery store.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Georgie-Bowlocks/100001987425984 Georgie Bowlocks

        A ‘soup isle’ sounds fascinating. I’ll sail there in my gravy boat!

  • slimemold

    Great recipe; but I’d substitute red wine and beef stock for the 2 cups of water. Also, consider adding a few soft prunes, chopped; they melt into the stew and add a rich darkness but no taste of prune.

    • MrsHappyHomemaker

      If you use beef stock instead of water, make sure to omit the demi-glace or Swanson Flavor Boost – it would be too much. The prunes sound like a neat trick :)

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  • boshog

    adding potatoes carrots at the start of cooking after 10 hours you can make mashed carrots and potatoes effortlessly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christine.l.feliciano Christine Lopez Feliciano

    Sooo delishes! Thank you for the recipe!

  • Letitia

    Looks delicious! Can i use a powdered beef bouillon instead of the flavor boost?

    • http://mrshappyhomemaker.com/ Mrs Happy Homemaker

      Yes, you can use it and it will still turn out really good – just not as ‘rich’ as it would with the flavor boost or demi glace.

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      You can, however – it won’t add as much ‘richness’ to the stew as the other would provide.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darlene.killingsworth.5 Darlene Killingsworth

    I have it made up and in the fridge. Will let it cook in crockpot tomorrow while I am at work. Can’t wait to taste it. I know it looks delicious!

  • Beth

    I made this last night and it was delicious! The hubby loved it!! I will definitely be making this again!!

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      Yay! So happy to hear this!

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  • JustMe34

    Absolutely delicious!!!!! My fiancé, who doesn’t like soup, LOVED this :0)

    • http://mrshappyhomemaker.com/ Mrs Happy Homemaker

      I’m so glad to hear this – thanks for sharing!!

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      I’m so very glad you both loved it!

  • Joyously Domestic

    I just took beef stew meat out of the freezer earlier this evening to thaw in the fridge overnight … was planning to make my plain, old regular slow cooker veggie beef soup. But, after seeing this on RecipeNewz, I will have to try this method and recipe instead tomorrow. Looks so yummy, thick and comforting!

  • Jo Walker

    Could this simmer longer or shorter than eight hours?

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      Yes! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/brenda.zur.5 Brenda Zur

    I add also add a little tapioca to my stew, adds a touch of sweetness…mmmmm

  • Mart

    Just put it on to cook about 2 hours ago, hope it taste as good as it smells! I used 1 1/2 cups of water and 1/2 cup red wine. Can’t wait to try it !!!!

  • Liane

    I just made this and it was amazing! I added garlic, a 1/2 cup red wine in place of 1/2 cup water and some chopped French beans that I needed to use up. I ran out of time and cooked it for 6 hrs on high and that works too. Thanks for the recipe! I will add the prunes next time that sounds like a great idea. I served it with a dense Italian bread

    • SA

      At first glance I thought this said “I shared it with a dense Italian friend.” lol thought I would share my ridiculous musings.

  • Christine

    Wonderful flavorful Beef Stew!

  • http://www.facebook.com/leanne.neisenmoreno Leanne Neisen-Moreno

    This is amazing! It´s been included in our family rotation…

  • Anabelle Millan

    I’m going to make it for dinner.. thank you

  • Melanie

    Could I use an cast iron pot and cook it in the oven instead ? If yes how long and what temperature ?

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      I’m sure you could, but I’ve never attempted it before so I couldn’t help with the time & temperature.

  • Robin

    How many servings does it make?

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      About 6-8

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  • Pat

    Great stew. The only thing I dislike is that the prep time is long. I like to be able to throw it all in the crock pot and go. But other than that its awesome. My family doesn’t usually like stew but they loved it.

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      You could still throw everything in the crockpot and go if you would like – it will still be yummy! :)

  • Bev

    Hi! Quick question? Can I cook this on stove top tonight? (no crock pot?)

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      You certainly can!

  • suzih

    I made this. I rarely give reviews, but wanted to say this was absolutely worth the effort. Delicious!

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      I’m so glad you think so! Thank you for sharing!

  • Carole Ann

    I’m not an experienced cook. I’m wondering what seasoning salt is…is it seasoned salt or just ordinary salt? This looks so good I want it to be the best it can be. Thanks for any help you can give me…

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      Yes, seasoned salt :)

      • Carole Ann

        thanks Crystal, I’m making this soon!

  • Alma

    My hubby has has high blood pressure. This recipe sounds gd. But how much sodium does it have?

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      I’m not sure the exact amount, but you could cut down on the amount of sodium by using swapping out higher sodium ingredients for lower sodium ones.

  • dianel

    I see that someone wrote in about cooking in regular pan on stove top. How long would the cooking time be and would there be any other changes. I also do not own a slow cooker

  • Cookiemom

    This really is the best ever beef stew! The only thing I did different was add some garlic, just a personal preference. So glad to have found your website. Not only are the ideas and recipes awesome, but humorous as well. Take that Emeril… BAM lol!!

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  • Jessica Reel

    I think I will be making this tomorrow for the big game! I just checked and I have all the ingredients! Score!

  • Shannon

    Made this yesterday for Super Bowl Sunday….it was amazing!! I used Beefy Onion Lipton Soup mix instead of the flavor boost (because I couldn’t find it) and it was still soooooo good!!! Will make again…and again and again!

  • Viola Uhl

    Looks like something my hubby would love

  • Cindy

    Just have to say “thank you” for sharing your recipe. Finally a stew recipe that is a KEEPER! So yummy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mkauffmancerria Maggie Kauffman Cerria

    I need help! I made this and while my house smells very good, the stew tastes almost a little too tart?!?! (Best word to describe it). Any thoughts on what I can add to make it a bit better?!

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      I’m not sure why it’s tart… very odd! You could add more Worcestershire sauce though.

  • Amanda Kline

    I made this today and will be trying it soon for supper. My only concern is its not think or “stew like” like in the picture. Any suggestions?

    • Becks

      At first spine didn’t either, but by the end, give it a good stir and it will be. Promise! It was delicious!

  • happypeacefullone

    I made this recipe and it was fantastic! It is just hubby and I to feed so we always have lots of leftovers. To get a little creative with the leftovers portion, I added a half cup of Heinz chili sauce and about a cup of day old strong coffee – (my husband likes gravy and sauce). Your recipe was very close to an old pioneer recipe called “Ketchum Canyon Stew” that was used for meals on the pioneer trails (which is a time consuming chore to make because there is no crock pot use after prepping it). Your recipe was easy, amazing and adding the ingredients did not take away from it at all…..it just gave us more sauce to clean out of the bowls with the bread I bought to accompany the meal! Thanks for sharing this!

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      Thanks so much for coming back and sharing!!

  • Amanwhocooks

    I don’t usually comment on anything but I had to come back and say Thank You for such a wonderful recipe. I did add 2 cloves of garlic and instead of 2 cups of water, I used 1 cup of water and 1 cup of newcastle brown ale. I started late so I set on high in the slow cooker for 4 and half hours. It came out so good. I invited a friend over who likes beef stew and he ended up having 3 bowls. Yeah, you read that correctly, 3 bowls. Oh and I wasn’t able to find the demi-glace so I used the swanson flavor boost. I will definitely be making this again soon. Now I’m off to heat up some beef stew leftovers as it just started to snow and I know the stew will taste even better today.

  • Amanwhocooks

    I don’t usually comment on anything but I had to come back and say Thank You for such a wonderful recipe. I did add 2 cloves of garlic and instead of 2 cups of water, I used 1 cup of water and 1 cup of newcastle brown ale. I started late so I set on high in the slow cooker for 4 and half hours. It came out so good. I invited a friend over who likes beef stew and he ended up having 3 bowls. Yeah, you read that correctly, 3 bowls. Oh and I wasn’t able to find the demi-glace so I used the swanson flavor boost. I will definitely be making this again soon. Now I’m off to heat up some beef stew leftovers as it just started to snow and I know the stew will taste even better today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/asontia Asontia Kouri

    OH my this recipe sounds so good i can’t wait to make it for me and my love tonight..

  • CD

    Do I use one packett of the Swanson Flavor Boost or two?

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      Just one!

  • Jazz

    This almost looks too good to eat! Is it okay to use russet potatoes, that is all I have on hand..also, is it possible to use beef broth instead of the flavor boost..if so, how much? I’m super excited to try this!

    • GIO

      Has anyone seen what the calories are for a serving of this stew? Just curious – It looks great!

  • Jazzy

    This looks and sounds devine! My first beef stew and my husband, my tummy and I are super excited! Right now I have some beef stock in my pantry..can I use that instead of the demi glace? If so, how much?

    • Becks

      I couldn’t find any delgaze or the Swanson stuff. (Store only had chicken booster, no beef) so I used 2 cups beef stock in place of the 2 cups of water and it turned out great!

  • Unfancy Nancie

    This is very similar to the stew I have made for years, the only difference is I add garlic, paprika and a little tomato paste and use stock instead of water. I then cook dumplings on top of the stew…yummy!

  • Joanne

    Ok I have this on the slow cooker right now but realized I added more Worcestershire sauce then I wanted. I hope it sort of phases out as it cooks.

  • Jocelyn Melinda Tisdale-Hicks

    Ooooh with some hot buttered cornbread! Honeychile what you talking bout!

  • Diana

    this looks delightful. One thing though that I would change is the onion. My mother has me hooked on white pearl onions for our stews, they are small and on the sweeter side and when you take a bite it just gives you a burst of flavor in your mouth.

  • Lauren

    i have done this recipe before and it’s amazing bu this time t I used 1/2 a cup of red wine vinegar and 1.5 cups of water to get a full flavoured taste. With the replacement it was the best stew I have ever tasted. try it.

  • Lauren

    I also prefer using stewing pork over beef. I have made this recipe many times and the pork melted in my mouth. I now prefer it over beef. Sooooooo goood.

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      What a great idea, I love that! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Nadine

    This sounds delicious…..can’t wait to have a fire in the fireplace and a big bowl of this stew!!!

  • B Everything in One

    I tried this recipe today and it was so delicious!! I think the bay leaves add a whole new dimension of flavor from my usual… As well as the flavor boost. I also cooked mine on slow for 4 hours and on high for the last 2 and it still came out perfect! Thank u so much!!

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      Thank you SO much for coming back & commenting with your results – I’m super glad that you love it too! It’s a favorite in my household :)

  • Haley Holden

    I have been keeping tabs on this recipe for MONTHS! My husband and I work at a camp full time, so during the summer months we typically get all of our meals in the dining hall. We have been married since December and between moving, having a new job, etc, I just haven’t made this yet. However! Due to the fact that we get all of our summer meals in the dining hall, I haven’t been able to practice my cooking skills (or my crock pot skills)! :O This is my third day using the crock pot actually. ANYWAYS… Since it’s only us two, I cut the recipe in half (for the meat and veggies) but kept the same amount for the liquid ingredients (water, flavor, Worcestershire sauce, etc). Is that what I’m supposed to do??? :S Also, I still have to remember to read ALL of the instructions before starting what I’m doing, so I threw everything into the crock pot right away (with the exception of browning the meat and sauteing the onions). Do you think that will be okay??

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      I would have cut the entire recipe in half, liquids included. I think that throwing everything in at the same time won’t produce a huge difference, but next time you try it – try it the other way. Either way, I hope you enjoyed it!! And, thanks so much for ‘keeping tabs’ on the recipe :) It sure is a favorite in our home!

  • Miz Bleu

    Hi Crystal, just ordered demi glace from Williams-Sonoma to make this recipe. It was pricey, but I’m trusting you. My Mom was an excellent cook but as she got older she exchanged some of her meals and one of them was beef stew. She found a bag of frozen beef stew at the grocery store. Nasty, she thought it was good. My husband called it fart stew. Mom is gone now and when I saw it and read your promo for it, I thought I have got to make it. We haven’t had stew since our fart stew in 2009 so I’m really looking forward to it. You sold me and when my demi-glace arrives and I make it I will definitely give you a heads up. I’m gonna follow the recipe as you have it. My one question though is, I know stew meet is kind of tough, did you tenderize it at all before hand?

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      Hi! I’m thrilled that you invested in the demi glace, I think that you’re going to LOVE it! So much flavor in there, it’s seriously amazing stuff. I don’t tenderize my stew meat, I find that the cooking process used does a fantastic job in producing very tender meat – you can cut it with a spoon with no effort. I can’t wait to hear your results! And the ‘fart stew’ totally made me laugh out loud! haha :)

  • 8ozcrockpot

    What size crock pot is this recipe for? I have a an 8qt – will I need to adjust the recipe?

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      An 8 quart crockpot would work just fine for this :)

  • Stephanie

    I am not able to find the flavor boost or actual demi-glace just a packet of Knnor demi-glace gravy. Should I prepare the packet according to the directions and use 2 Tbsps of it or use 2 Tbsps of the powder? Thank you

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      Hmm, that’s a good one. I’ve never tried that before – but I would suggest to make the gravy & add that. Maybe even reduce the liquid called for a little bit to make a thicker concentrated flavor, more like what demi-glace would be.

  • Paige

    Made up what i could tonight, it’s all waiting to be put in the crockpot tomorrow. I’m so excited, your pictures look so delicious! I’m adding a couple pinches of chicken stock, mainly because I like the taste of it mixed together. I’m planning to serve it in bowls over cooked egg noodles too :) yum! Did I say how excited I was?

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      I’m so glad you’re excited… I’m excited for you to try it, and I hope that you love it as much as my family & I does!!

      • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

        That’s exactly what it is, and you’re so right about the line being addictive! :) Luckily, I live near an outlet center so I find myself getting some amazing deals there… but amazing deals on temp-tations can also prove to be very dangerous ;)

  • Danielle

    I have this in my crockpot right now. An addition that I did was add barley to add even more nutrition to it. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Mandy

    This recipe looks great! Question, if I make it the night before, can I store it in the fridge and just turn the crockpot on in the morning??

  • Gypsy

    HI I’m making this today and have everything in the crockpot. Is it ok that the liquid does not cover all of the vegetables? Since 2 cups of water and the 1/4 Worcestershire is all it called for I’m assuming this is ok. I hope so!

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      Yes, perfectly fine!

  • Lisa

    I made this today and loved it. I used “Better than Boullion” for the demi-glasse. You can get that at every grocery store here. I reduced the potatoes and added mushrooms and parsnips. Fabulous!!!!

    • Mrs. Coker

      “Better than Boullion” is what I used too! It’s in the slow cooker now and smells fabulous! Can’t wait to try. My first slow cooker beef stew :)

  • Heather

    I misunderstood your directions, and put the worcestershire sauce and demiglace in the slow cooker…not the saute pan, because I think the directions are just a little misleading….just FYI, in case you wanted to clarify this for other blondes like me:) I hope it turns out okay:/ Anyways, thank you!

  • Rachel

    i made this like two years ago and I have never forgotten it (but I lost the recipe) so I googled it and searched it forever until I found it again! I will not lose it this time and i cannot wait to make it again. thanks for this great recipe!

  • Alysha Re’anna Brooks

    I tried an irish stew variation of this, and it was PERFECT. Smithwicks Irish Ale is the best and talk about a good hearty meal for freezing cold days!

  • debbie s

    I made this beef stew using swanson flavor boost. It was very good. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Kelly

    I made this and it was pretty good, although I’m not a huge fan of Worcestershire sauce. Was wondering if I could reduce the amount and factor in something else? Would love to hear your thoughts! Thanks!

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      Yes, if you’re not a fan – you could just leave it out completely and proceed with the recipe as usual.

  • grupael

    I rarely comment on recipes I try a lot of recipes from here!. This recipe earns comments! I was skeptical of it when I was making it, partly because it doesn’t have a many ingredients, and again because it was too easy.
    I was seriously WOWED by this recipe! I just had two bowls, and going for a third. I am not a big eater at all, but man is this good!!
    When I first put it together, I figured it would be just okay. I am telling you, this is by far the best beef stew I ever had / made! I did modify it just a teensy bit. I added some minsed garlic. Otherwise followed it as is. I highly recommend this! Thank you for sharing!

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      I am SO thrilled to hear this! Thank you for coming back to share your awesome review of this recipe, and I’m so happy to hear that you loved it so much!

  • Erin

    it’s really bland without some paprika and allspice

  • JJ

    Hi! I was planning on making this tomorrow, for Christmas. I have a 4qt crockpot… waiting on an upgrade from the hubs lol Anyway, first question, will a 4qt be ok? And second question, would it work if I cooked it on high 4 hours? Thanks! Very excited to try it!

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      4 quart will be a tight fit, but it should hold it. It will still work if cooked on high, but I prefer the low setting because I think the stew meat comes out more tender.

  • Allison Cote

    Making this as I type. Just a little concerned about my potatoes on the top. They were coated with the wet mixture, but are they still going to cook being so close to the top? I’m also speeding up the cook time–4-4.5 hours on high.

  • joy

    How long for high???

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      I’ve never made it on high heat before, I really think that cooking on low makes the meat more tender than the high setting on crockpots. But, if you do decide to go with high, I would think 4-5 hours would work.

  • Connie Tonn

    FYI: I found “Savory Choice” brand Beef Demi-Glacé on the Amazon website. You can purchase just a single pack or a pack of 6. It is sold by Taylor’s Market out of California . Since I had to pay for shipping, I bought the 6-pack. That way I have it on hand. It just arrived today so I will be making this Beef Stew recipe tomorrow! The packets have an expiration date of Sept. 2015, so it keeps a long time. Can’t wait to try it!

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  • Jenn

    I am making this (for the second time) as I type! I used the flavor boost, but I wasn’t sure how many packets to use, as I had never used flavor boost before. I used all 4 the first time and found the stew to be DELICIOUS but a little on the salty side. Today I’m using 2 to see how it comes out. THANKS FOR THE BEST BEEF STEW EVER! Seriously tasty :)

  • Tracy

    I haven’t made a stew in years because the last 2 were not that great. But yours looked sooo good that I decided to try again. It hasn’t even been a week and I am making it again to bring to my mom and dad’s tonite. My kids loved it, husband loved it, my dad will be in heaven he loves beef stew. Thanks for the great recipe. The only thing I added was garlic, were a garlic family. Thanks again

  • Baloo

    This is by far the best stew recipe I have ever tried! It didn’t last long, so I will be making it again real soon! I can put my other stew recipe’s away. ;)

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  • Alisha

    Its in the Crockpot right now! smells great. I didn’t have bay leaves or red potatoes. So I just used regular potatoes. And my stew meat was cut smaller than what is pictured it looks like so it may be ready after 6 hours which is fine by me. The smells coming from my Crockpot are amazing. I think I may use a low sodium beef broth/stock in place of the water next time, but that’s a personal preference because I like a strong beef flavor. Ill let you know how it turns out. I’m off to the store to buy some bread bowls! :)

    • Alisha

      Oh and I used 1 tsp of garlic and sauteed it with the onions and my family hates celery so in its place I used some fresh green beans that I had sitting there. But I pretty much followed the recipe exactly, only making minor changes to suit my family and what I had on hand.

  • ginal

    I’m Looking forward to making this tomorrow… I’ve never made beef stew before because no recipe had sounded so great, just one question for the Swanson beef flavor boost u don’t say how much to use… could u let me know how much?

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      They come in individual serving packets, so just use one of those packets! :)

  • ginal

    Ooo and thanks for the recipe… Looking forward to a great meal!!!

  • Trilby Pierce

    I made this a few months ago, and just tossed the stuff in the crock a few minutes ago for dinner tonight. It is sooooo gooood. And it will thicken up once it’s stirred and scooped into bowls. This is my go-to recipe now for beef stew! Thank you Mrs. Happy Homemaker for sharing this recipe!! As a side note, I used beef base (by Orrington Farms) instead of demi-glace because this is what I had on hand. Tastes just fine. I’d imagine that bullion would also work in a pinch!

  • Coley

    My crock pot has seen better days so making this in my cast iron pot. How long should it cook doing it this way? Can’t wait to try it.

  • TjoT

    I make this all the time and it is perfect! YUM!

  • Barbara Barnett-Phalan

    This has got to be the best stew ever! have made it several times and always a hit! I use Swanson beef stock instead of water and the flavor booster. Very yummy!!

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