Nothing is much more comforting on a rainy or cool day than Beef Stew. Here sharing her recipe is my friend, Mary, from The Encouraging Home. Thanks Mary!
I love beef stew or stew beef…however you say it. Meat, potatoes, and carrots ~ a comfort food that I love. This is an easy, yummy meal. Sometimes I cook the beef with vegetables, other times I just cook the meat and serve it over noodles or rice.
First, place diced potatoes, carrots, and celery in the crockpot. Add however many that you like.
Add the meat ~ a roast or stew beef cubes.
Next, add dry onion soup mix. You can learn how to make your own homemade onion soup mix that doesn’t contain MSG here.
Add ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce. Look for one that doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup.
Add ¼ cup apple cider vinegar. Add salt and pepper.
Sometimes I add a can of Cream of Chicken soup to give it a little different taste. Find out how to make your own healthy cream of chicken soup here.
Add water 1 – 2 cups, depending on how soupy you like it.
Cover and cook on high 4-6 hours or low 8-12 hours.
This stew is not very “stewy” …more of a meat and vegetables meal to eat with a fork.
Crockpot Beef Stew
- Stew Beef Cubes or Roast
- ¼ cup Worchester Sauce
- 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix or homemade without MSG
- ¼ apple cider vinegar
- 1 – 2 cups water
- Optional: 1 can Cream of Chicken soup or homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
- Slice vegetables and place in crockpot.
- Add meat and remaining ingredients.
- Cover. Cook on high 4-6 hours or low 8-12 hours.
Mary is a farm girl and homeschooling mom to 2 sons. She has been married to her husband for almost 14 years. She is passionate about her faith and attempts to find a balance in home life, farm life, homeschooling, and healthy living. She blogs at The Encouraging Home, where she talks about faith, family, homeschooling, healthy living the natural way through essential oils, living clay, and T-Tapp.