- 1-1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 3 cups water
- 1-1/2 cups fresh baby carrots
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon browning sauce, optional
- 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 3/4 cup cold water
- 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
- Place the beef, potatoes, water, carrots, soup, onion, celery, Worcestershire sauce, browning sauce if desired, bouillon granules, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
- Combine cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl until smooth; gradually stir into stew. Stir in peas. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 8 servings (3 quarts).
Reviews for Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Stew
"asked this same question on previous recipe regarding beef stew ingredient-what is brown sauce or browning sauce?"
"This recipe turned out great. I couldn't find any stew meat, so I used a chuck roast and cut it up prior to cooking. I also customized the veggies to what I had, used a bit more thyme and some oregano instead of bay leaves, since I didn't have those. The cornstarch thickener didn't work for me, even though I added double what the recipe called for, but we didn't mind it being a bit thin."
"cee-jay, I've been making beef stew for 50 years and never put tomato in it in any form. just leave it out. tomatoes are for sandwiches and sauces and soups!"
"This stew tastes like a hearty beef and vegetable stew! Lots of flavor with tender pieces of beef and vegetables throughout. After reading other reviews, I decided to add more cornstarch. I increased the amount to 6 tablespoons with the same amount of water and the stew thickened up just fine for me."
"Great flavor. I will add a little more cornstarch the next time to thicken the broth a little more."
"This recipe was not very good. It came together okay, but there was no flavor at all. So bland. I won't be making this again."
"Great recipe! I used beef broth in place of the hot water and bouillon granules and soy sauce instead of the browning sauce, since I didn't have that on hand. Loved how this made the house smell while it was in the slow cooker! Leftovers also freeze very well for quick meals later on. Delicious!"
"Fantastic - house smelled amazing! Light brown on meat to start and used 2 cans consomme in place of water/granules and no carrots or peas (family preference)). Did first hour on high followed by 4 on low and textures of meat and veggies was perfect! Thanks for sharing!"