Sunday, February 20, 2011

Crockpot Vegetable Beef Stew

Frog Prince loves a big bowl of beef stew.  

We tried out this recipe in the crockpot -- and it was a hit!  

As a bonus, it's a Frog Prince original recipe.  

Crockpot Vegetable Beef Stew - Finding Joy in My Kitchen

1/2 lb. stew beef, diced
8 oz. mushrooms, quartered
2 medium carrots, sliced
1/2 C diced green pepper
2 T minced onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
1-2 large potatoes, diced
1 can stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 1/2 C beef broth
1/2 C beef broth + 6 T corn starch

Begin by dicing up the stew meat into bite-sized pieces.

Sprinkle the beef with your favorite meat seasoning.  We used McCormick's Mesquite Grilling Seasoning.  Yum. Brown the beef until lightly browned on all sides.  

Meanwhile, layer in the crockpot the diced mushrooms, carrots, peppers, garlic and onions.  Season with salt and pepper.

Add in the diced potatoes.  Then, stir to mix.  

Top with the can of stewed tomatoes, and layer the beef over the top.  

Cover, and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 4-6 hours.  About 30 minutes prior to serving, combine the 1/2 C beef broth with the corn starch.  We ended up using ~6 T of corn starch to achieve the thickness we like for our stew.  Use more or less to your taste.  

When well mixed, add the corn starch mixture to the stew.  

Stir in and allow the sauce to cook on high for 20ish minutes, to thicken.  

Serve over rice {or barley}, if desired.  


Linked to: Potluck Sunday, URS


  1. Frog Prince did a great job. This looks wonderful!

  2. looks perfect for a cold night!

  3. your recipe says 2 1/2 cups beef broth, and then 1/2 cup beef broth plus 6T cornstarch

    does that mean you put three cups in total? or was it just 2 1/2 + 6t cornstarch?

    1. Great question.

      You add the 2 1/2 C broth immediately. Then, about 30 minutes before serving (see that part in the directions above) you mix an additional 1/2 C broth with 6 T corn starch and add that to the crockpot. In total, you have 3 C beef broth in the stew, just added at different times. Hope that helps.


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