There are few things more wonderfully comforting than Slow Cooker Beef Stew. When the day has been cold and hard, coming home with the knowledge that the tender, hearty beef chunks in the deeply savory broth, with plenty of braised vegetables, is hot and ready; mmmm, it makes the day so much warmer and easier! This Slow Cooker Beef Stew is about letting dinner cook itself for you, and taking care of yourself first and foremost. You deserve it.

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 3 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large bay leaf
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Directions

Step 1 –Place the stew meat in the slow cooker.

Step 2 –In a small bowl, mix the flour, the salt, and the pepper together.

Step 3 –Pour the flour mixture over the meat and stir until the meat is coated.

Step 4 –Add the beef broth, the carrots, the potatoes, the onion, the celery, the Worcestershire sauce, the paprika, the garlic, and the bay leaf to the slow cooker and stir to combine.

Step 5 –Cover the slow cooker and cook until the beef is tender enough to cut with a spoon, about 8-12 hours on low heat or about 4-6 hours on high heat.

Step 6 –Serve.