Crockpot Thick and Chunky Beef Stew Recipe

  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 8:00 h
  • Ready In: 8:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    19.7 g
  • Cholesterol

    44.6 mg
  • Fat

    7.0 g
  • Fiber

    5.4 g
  • Protein

    23.7 g
  • Saturated Fat

    2.7 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    107.7 mg
  • Sugar

    7.6 g
  • Trans Fat

    3.0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0.3 g
  • Potassium

    186.7 mg
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Crockpot thick and chunky beef stew recipe. Simple and comforting, this crockpot beef stew recipe is a hearty meal that will warm you up on chilly nights. Make it in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Cut your beef into cubes (I recommend using lean chuck roast because it is not expensive and will become so tender when cooked low-and-slow) Then, season them with salt and black pepper and roll them in flour. Then you can cook them over high heat in a pan until they’re slightly browned.

Once they’re caramelized (turning into the most amazing smell!), transfer them to the crockpot and add the remaining ingredients. Let it simmer on a low-heat setting for 8 -10 hours, and it will turn into aromatic perfection!

Do you Prefer Thick or Thin Beef Stew?

Some people enjoy a thinner stew, while others would prefer the thickest one. Both sides have their upsides. This stew does turn out on the thinner side, but you have a few different options for getting it to the taste and texture that you want.

You might need to experiment with the proportions of liquid when cooking, or you could just use a smaller amount and then top off with water or broth as needed. Alternatively, you could cook the stew as-is and thicken it after cooking with a cornstarch slurry. You can thicken the stew with either tomato paste or flour. The mixture will have a better flavor if you add more of the paste.

5 of the Best Crockpot Thick & Chunky Beef Stew Recipes for Dinner Tonight!

A crockpot is a slow cooker that cooks meals in a pot at a low temperature. The best crockpots are not just for soups and stews, but also for cooking casseroles, desserts, and even bread. The following recipes are some of the best crockpot beef stew recipes that you can make tonight:

Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Vegetables

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew

Crockpot Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots

Crockpot Beef Stew with Onions and Peppers

Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Canned Tomatoes

Crockpot Thick and Chunky Beef Stew Recipe

This beef stew provides a rich, savory flavor and feels warming and comforting.

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  • 1 pound (480 g) lean beef chuck, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced into thick rounds
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2½ cups (625 ml) low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat parsley
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste, optional
  • 1 bay leaf


Step 1

Coat chunked beef with flour. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until browned, then remove it from the skillet and transfer to a crockpot.

Step 2

Add the remaining ingredients, except parsley. Stir well. Cover the pot and cook on a low-heat setting for 8-10 hours, or until beef is tender.

Step 3

Turn off the cooker and open the lid. Discard bay leaf. Transfer the stew to a large plate. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve hot.

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