Beef Stew in Crockpot

Hi Everyone and Happy Thursday!

I can’t believe how fast time is going.  I was reading another blog this morning and they said less than one month till Thanksgiving!!  Holy Crappers!!!  Once Turkey Day is here, it’s all over, we will officially be in Christmas mode!  But one thing I like about Turkey Day is shopping Black Friday!  Yah, I know who goes out on that day?  I have a secret hiding spot that no one really knows about, so I get all my shopping done by 9am!  Then I go to breakfast to my favorite Bistro and then head to Target because the crowd will be gone.  Yup, that’s my Black Friday!  I can’t believe I am even talking about that!!  Do you shop Black Friday?

Since I am in the Fall mode, I have also been craving hearty comfort food!  I think you can tell from this weeks recipes, like Wally’s Beef Chili, Skinny Vanilla Lattes and now Beef Stew!!  Not to toot my own horn, but I have to admit this is the best beef stew that I have made!  My Husband agreed with me!  We ate the whole pot and that’s four servings!!  It’s chock full of tri-tip steak, potatoes, carrots, onion, carrots and tomatoes!  For the seasoning I used Worcestershire sauce, paprika  thyme, garlic powder and bay leaves.  Oh my gosh was it good!!  It’s so easy to make to!!!

The hardest thing about making this dish was the smell.  I was home from work that day when I made this and it made the house smell so good!  Kind of like when you go to Mom’s or Grandma’s house and you walk in there home to that warm, comforting smell.  Yup, this stew does that!!!  I promise if you try this recipe, you won’t be disappointed!

Since I was home that day my Husband sent me a text asking me if I wanted to go to dinner to celebrate our 7th year wedding anniversary and I told him my phone was off and I didn’t get his message, and I told him I didn’t want to go to dinner.  He asked why? I told him I had dinner cooking.  He was disappointed and asked in a sad voice what are we having?  I told him Beef Stew, oh my gosh did his tone of his voice change.  He was thrilled.  It’s one of those dishes that I don’t make to often.  Since my Husband is a meat and potatoes kind of guy I thought I would surprise him with this dish for our anniversary.  I know it’s not romantic, but he loves it and that’s all that counts!!!

We served this dish with a side of rye bread!  For some reason we like dipping buttered rye bread into our stews and chili’s.  Some how it’s a perfect match!  What I find weird is my Husband HATES wheat bread, yet he loves rye bread.  He says it’s his favorite and our rye bread is made with wheat.  I really did marry a strange guy!!  lol

Beef Stew in Crockpot
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: Approx. 6 Cups
  • Serving size: Approx 1½ cups
Prep time: 
Total time: 
A thick and hearty stew made with steak tips, vegetables and seasonings, cooked in a crockpot.
Ingredients
  • 1 lbs. Black Angus premium steak tips (tri-tip), cubed
  • ½ lbs. tiny potatoes
  • ½ cup onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 (100 grams) carrots, diced about ¼" thick
  • 2 (59 grams) celery stick, diced about ¼" thick
  • 1 15 oz can tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tsp. worchestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
Instructions
  1. In a crockpot add all of your ingredients, except for the Bay leaves. Mix until combined. Place bay leaves on top.
  2. Cook on high for 4 - 6 hours, until meat is cooked and vegetables are tender or on low for 8 - 10 hours.
Notes
Calories per serving: 287.3, Fat: 10.2, Saturated Fat: 4, Cholesterol: 60, Sodium: 292, Potassium: 581, Carbs: 23.4, Fiber: 5, Sugar: 7.7, Protein: 26.9

Now go and pull that crockpot out and start making some comfort food!  Nothing beats coming home from work and dinner is done for you!!  Prep the night before and throw it all together int he morning!!  It might be a pain in the fanny to do it in the morning  but you’ll appreciate it when you come home!!

Have a great day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

 

Comments

  1. I think it’s a lovely celebration dinner with a lot of love put into it! Happy Anniversary …………… and many more to come!

  2. I love reading your blog every day – you’re such a refreshing, genuine person. Happy Anniversary to you! 🙂 question: do you think I could use a whole chuck roast for this instead of cubed tip roast, and just shred the meat after it’s cooked, then stir it back up with the potatoes/carrots/sauce?

    • Thank you so much! :). Yes chuck roast will work great inn this recipe. I have used it before. You could also shred it right in the pot, the meat will fall apart. I use two forks and pull apart the meat for easy shredding. Let me know if u make it and if you like it. Have a great day!

      • made it in the crockpot today, and BOY it was AMAZING! the only minor adjustments I made were: 1/2 cup beef broth and 1/2 cup red wine (instead of 1 cup beef broth), fresh thyme (I had it on hand), diced potato (cheaper than small), and seasoned the beef with roast seasoning. SOOO good. can’t WAIT to have this for leftovers for the next few days! thank you for a GREAT recipe, Jen – this is a keeper as far as crockpot beef stew! 😉

  3. I don’t shop black friday. I stay home and cook. The crowds are just too much for me. Your stew looks yummy. I would like to curl up with a blanket and a good book and eat it at the same time. Pure comfort food right there!

  4. This looks the perfect recipe to warm you up when its cold outside. Yum!

  5. Stews are defintiely in season. I loved using my new claypot that I bought with my Sur La Table Gift card. Sarah ended up making my recipe in the crock pot and added potatoes, just like yours. I am

  6. Happy Anniversary!!! I always love cooking at home for anniversaries rather than going out to eat. Nothing beats a romantic homecooked meal 🙂 Looks wonderful!

  7. I hope you had a nice anniversary. I love beef stew, this one looks delicious. I love cooking meals in the crockpot.

  8. Jennifer, thanks for your message about my Tomato Smash! Would love to send you a jar to blog about… for now available on my website–but SOON coming to a store near you!!
    I will be at the Fancy Foods show in Jan. and BTW I intend to make your YUM beef stew…Jenny Hedgpeth, CEO and Founder of Aunt Aggie’s Tomato Smash.

  9. Thanks for the great recipe! Made it today, my anniversary, put it in the crockpot before an afternoon of wine tasting. Perfect hearty meal to come home to!

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