Hearty Crockpot Beef Stew

A hearty crockpot beef stew chock full of beef, potatoes, carrots and tomatoes. Just set it and forget it! An easy and delicious dinner for the family.

Crockpot Beef Stew | 2 Cookin Mamas A hearty crockpot beef stew chock full of beef, potatoes, carrots and tomatoes. Just set it and forget it! An easy and delicious dinner for the family. #stew #beef #crockpot #dinner

A few months ago, Steve McQueen, no not the old actor, actually a new twitter friend, wrote to tell me of a delicious stew recipe that he likes to make for his family. He told me to go ahead and try it, and if I liked it, I could share it with all our followers. He called it No Peek Stew. Of course, I had to ask him why he called it that and he told me it was because you were suppose to put it in a pot on the stove and forget it. And NO PEEKING until it was done!

Well, I finally got around to making this crockpot beef stew this past Sunday and it was a huge hit. I did wind up using my crockpot to cook it in so I guess you could say I cheated a little because my crockpot has a glass lid. But, scout’s honor Steve, I didn’t peek!

No Peek Stew prep | 2 Cookin Mamas

OK, now I did! And it smells wonderful! Can’t wait to dive in.

No Peek Stew - Done | 2CookinMamas

It came out so delicious, with a rich gravy of beef stock and chock full of beef, potatoes, tomatoes and carrots. A hearty one pot dinner that is sure to please the whole family. Thanks Steve!

No Peek Stew 3 | 2 Cookin Mamas

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CROCKPOT BEEF STEW

A hearty crockpot beef stew chock full of beef, potatoes, carrots and tomatoes. Just set it and forget it! An easy and delicious dinner for the family.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs stew beef
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 potatoes, peeled & cut in eighths
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 cup peas
  • 14.5 oz can beef broth
  • 3 Tablespoons flour or cornstarch (for gluten free) or tapioca
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar (I used palm sugar)
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a crockpot, cover and cook for 6 hours on high or 10-12 hours on low. If cooking in the oven, place in large Dutch oven, cover and cook at 250 degrees for 5-6 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 1289mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5418IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 8mg
Hearty Crockpot Beef Stew

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