- 5 medium red potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
- 2-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
- 4 medium carrots, sliced
- 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
- 3 bacon strips, diced
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
- 1/2 cup dry red wine or additional beef broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- Place the first four ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Reserve drippings.
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add meat; seal and shake to coat. Brown the beef, onion and garlic in drippings and oil. Transfer to slow cooker. Stir in broth, wine or additional broth, bay leaf, thyme, reserved bacon and remaining salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until tender. Discard bay leaf.
- Combine soup and water; add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes. Combine cornstarch and cold water; stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook for 30-40 minutes or until slightly thickened. Yield: 7-8 servings.
Reviews forSlow-Cooked Vegetable Beef Stew
"This was delicious, a great crock-pot meal. Because I was pressed for time, I skipped the browning step and just added the beef straight to the crock. It was still fantastic!"
"This recipe is awesome on a cold winter day!"
"My husband said he wasn't hungry when he got home, but he had 3 servings of this because it was so good!"
"This is a family favorite!"
"I made it the day before and heated it up the next day. It was a little too thick for my taste, but still tasted very good."
"My family gobbled this up. I stirred in a can of corn at the end like one reader suggested and it was good."
"it was really delicious. I used beef boneless chuck steak and the meat was so moist and so good. I suggest adding a little bit more salt and pep, and a little more boulian at the end."
"Have tried a bunch of beef stew recipes looking for a quality homemade stew similar in taste to Dinty Moore. This wasn't too far off!"