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Aunt Jane's Beef Stew Recipe

The aroma of this classic beef stew is irresistible, making it impossible not to dig in the moment you walk in the door.—Rosana Pape, Hamilton, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 pounds fresh baby carrots
  • 6 medium parsnips, chopped
  • 4 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups drained diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, combine all the ingredients.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Yield: 8 servings (3 quarts).

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.