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Busy Day Beef Stew

 Busy Day Beef Stew
Here's a classic old-fashioned beef stew that simmers for hours in the slow cooker. I call it my "lazy" stew because it's so easy to make on busy days. Perfect for hearty appetites, it's guaranteed to keep folks coming back for more!
8-10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 10 hours


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (1 to 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 2 teaspoons browning sauce, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 6 to 8 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed, optional
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons cold water


  • Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker; sprinkle with soup mix, browning
  • sauce if desired, salt and pepper. Pour water over meat. Cover and
  • cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove roast to a cutting board; let stand for 5 minutes. Add
  • vegetables to slow cooker. Cube beef and return to slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 1-1/2 hours or until vegetables are
  • tender.
  • Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into stew. Cover
  • and cook on high for 30-45 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 8-10

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