Looking for a comforting and hearty meal for those chilly nights? Try this easy and delicious Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe. It combines tender beef chunks, baby red potatoes, and carrots in a thick, rich sauce for a dish that’s sure to warm you up from the inside.
Begin by layering potatoes, carrots, onion, and celery in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Coat the stew meat with flour and brown it in a skillet with oil. Then, place the meat over the vegetables. Mix tomatoes, beef broth, mustard, salt, pepper, thyme, and optional browning sauce in a bowl, and pour it over the beef.
For an extra flavor boost, melt butter in the skillet, soften onions and garlic, and scrape up the meat remnants. Add a splash of wine if needed before transferring everything to the slow cooker. Add all the remaining ingredients, but hold back the peas, cornstarch, and additional butter for later.
This slow cooker beef stew cooks for 8-10 hours on low or 6-8 hours on high, making it a fantastic low-maintenance meal. Serve it up for a cozy dinner that promises to satisfy.