Easy slow cooker beef stew! Make this healthy, fabulous meal in only a few minutes prep time. Then let the slow cooker do all the work.
Ok, so you know how stew is totally a comfort food? Well I need some comfort right now…my husband is on a
boy’s week work trip at a beach, in the sun, without me! Wahhh.
So his work does a GM trip every year, and the wives are not invited. And it just so happens to be right around our anniversary and our daughter’s birthday. So I am left by myself (and by “myself” I mean with my 4 kids), and just a tad resentful. Which of course I then feel totally guilty about because why should I resent the fact that he is working hard to earn us a living, and there are a few perks!? So then I just feel worse. It is a vicious cycle. Haha
So I am officially throwing myself a pitty party. And you guys are all invited. And we are eating this totally tasty slow cooker beef stew. Because it rocks, and because I like it, and it is my party! And it is so easy, which I need right now because I am expending all my energy feeling bad for myself. Haha, just kidding. But really, this is a very simple stew that always hits the spot for me!
Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew
- 1 1/2 lbs beef stew meat
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 Tbs minced garlic
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 2 cups carrots sliced
- 5-6 russet potatoes peeled and diced
- 1 can beef stock
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 package onion soup mix
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups petite peas
- Pat your beef dry, then put it in a hot skillet.
- In a hot skillet, sear outside of the beef, but not cooked through.
- Dump beef into crock pot
- Put onions and garlic in the hot pan, and saute for a minute or two until onions are translucent.
- In a bowl mix together cream of mushroom soup, beef broth, and onion soup mix.
- Put potatoes and carrots in the crock pot
- Dump soup mix over the top
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook on low 6-8 hours
- Taste and season according to taste
- Right before serving, stir in the petite peas.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Well, whatever you do, I hope it is a blast and involves really great food, like this stew. Enjoy!
And if you love soups and stews, be sure to check out this 30 minute Lasagna Soup in a Garlic Bread Bowl.
Or this Thai Butternut Squash Soup that has rich, creamy flavors, but is vegetarian (easily vegan), and totally healthy!
Or How about my personal favorite? This Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons?
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