Best of All: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds beef for stew, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3potatoes, diced
  • 4carrots, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1 (1.5 ounce) package beef stew seasoning mix (such as McCormick®)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Whisk flour, garlic salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl; pour into a large resealable plastic bag. Place stew beef in bag, seal the bag, and shake to coat beef to coat completely.

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  • Step 2

    Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; saute coated beef in hot oil until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Stir onion into beef; saute until onion is softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour beef and onions into a slow cooker.

  • Step 3

    Stir beef broth, red wine, and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl. Pour broth mixture into the same skillet and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon. Transfer broth mixture to the slow cooker.

  • Step 4

    Mix potatoes, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaves, beef stew seasoning mix, and paprika into beef mixture.

  • Step 5

    Cook on High for 1 hour. Reduce heat to Low and cook until meat is tender, 6 to 7 hours.

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