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