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Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe

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Crockpot Beef Stew

Crockpot Beef Stew

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Crock Pot Beef Stew Recipe

This Crockpot beef stew recipe is one of those quick and easy one dish meals that is perfect for a wholesome family dinner without a lot of fuss. I like browning the beef before putting it in this Crockpot beef stew, but you can skip that step if you're in a hurry. The combination of cola and condensed tomato soup makes a wonderful gravy for this Crockpot beef stew recipe.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 lbs. beef stew meat or chuck roast, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil or olive oil
  • 2 cups soda, such as coca-cola
  • 3-4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 10 oz. package frozen pearl onions
  • 2 10-12 oz. containers condensed tomato soup (I recommend Pacific Natural Foods condensed tomato soup)
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Preparation:

  1. In a gallon-size zipper-sealed plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper. Add beef stew meat, and toss to coat well.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown beef in batches on all sides (you don't have to cook it, just brown the outside). Transfer beef to the Crockpot.

  3. Add soda to skillet, scraping up the browned bits off the bottom of the skillet with a spatula (they provide great flavor to your beef stew). Let soda simmer until it thickens, about 5 minutes. Pour over the meat in the slow cooker.

  4. Add remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low 4-6 hours, until the beef is melt-in-your-mouth tender. Note: The newer slow cookers tend to cook much faster than the older ones, so if you have a new slower cooker, check the beef stew at 4 hours to see if it's done.

  5. Just before serving, taste the beef stew, and adjust the seasonings.

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