French Beef Stew Recipe
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 2 pounds beef stew meat
- 4 medium carrots, sliced
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 3 celery ribs, sliced
- 2 cups tomato juice
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup quick-cooking tapioca
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1. Place the potatoes in a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with the beef, carrots, onions and celery. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over the vegetables.
- 2. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Yield: 8-10 servings.
1 cup: 227 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 942mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.
Reviews for French Beef Stew
"This came out fabulously. I'd like to add a couple of tips for anyone wondering... I cooked mine for 6 hours on high as opposed to 9-10 hours on low and it's absolutely perfect. Also, since I had every ingredient except the tomato juice, I used a can of Campbell's tomato soup and mixed in enough water to the soup to equal 2 cups. Worked beautifully. Oh and I tossed in a couple handfuls of frozen peas, simply because we love peas in our stews.This is an awesome recipe that is definitely a keeper."
"This was a very tasty stew. Mine was much more "red" looking than the photo (not a bad thing). I would cook it less, due to the potatoes and carrots being TOO fall-apart at the 8 hour mark."
"My favorite. Very tasty"
"delicious best stew I have made so far great flavor!"
"Wow!!! Best beef stew recipe ever!"
"This is so delicious. For a change I like to use V-8 instead of the tomato juice"
"I've been making this recipe for years now and it's always my "go to" recipe for a great, hearty beef stew. I've shared this recipe with many friends and family when I've been asked about a good beef stew. I use V-8 as well when I don't have regular tomato juice on hand. I won't go with any other recipe. I serve with some fresh baked dinner rolls. Talk about a great Fall/Winter meal. YUM!! This one is excellent!"
"I also made this with V-8 juice and I added a can of cream of mushroom soup. This was absolutely wonderful! The taste was supurb!"
"This has the best flavor. used V-8 juice instead of tomato. Put in the crock pot fornext day after church Sunday meal. I will make again."
"Fantastic stew! I cut the onions into bigger chunks instead of slices. I served with biscuits! It was thick, hearty, and delicious! Total comfort food!"
"All this need was some more taste. It lack some flavor."
"My sis-in -law had surgery so I made this recipe for my family and hers- everyone raved about it!"
"Excellent! My family loves, perfect quick hot meal for cold winter day!"
"Great taste and easy to make. Even the leftovers were good eating."
"There must have been something wrong with my slow cooker because it took 17 hours on low to do a 3 lb piece of meat. BUT it wasn't the meat that wasn't done it was the potatoes! I pulled them out and popped them in the micro because I couldn't wait any longer for them to get done. The flavor was excellent. Next time I will cook it on high for 5-6 hours I think."
"This one is a tried and true family favorite. All the kids (even my fussy eater) love it and request it often! Delicious and easy!"
"when the whole family loves it , then it's a keeper!"
"I just made this recide and it is amazing! Delicious! I would highly recommend! I have a new recipe for my recipe box!Cindy"
"This is very good. The only change I made was to replace half of the water with red wine."