Old Fashioned Beef Stew

Old Fashioned Beef Stew

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"A stew that will heat you up on a cold winter day. To thicken stew for a gravy base, mix 1 heaping tablespoon of cornstarch with 1/3 cup cold water and mix in for the last 1/2 hour of cooking time."


6 h 20 m servings 444 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 444 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 33.6 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 969 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a slow cooker, combine the stew meat, boiling water, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Stir in the onion, bay leaf, salt, sugar, ground pepper, paprika and allspice. Add the potatoes, carrots and corn.
  2. Cook on HIGH for 2 hours.
  3. Switch the slow cooker to LOW and cook for another 3 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves before serving.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 42 Ratings


Thanks to the reviewers' comments and the instructions about adding "1 heaping tablespoon of cornstarch. . . " it was pretty easy to see this was soup, not stew. So I made simple changes: u...

This was OK but not as good as mine, I use beef broth,(not water)I would add a can of diced tomatoes, and flour & brown the meat first for thickening, I don't think it calls for corn. just carr...

Hi, I put this together this morning in the crockpot for our dinner. About 1/2 hour before it was done, I put bisquick dumplings on top. My husband and I really enjoyed this meal. The flavor was...

I was looking for something to make one sat morning & i found this. Easy, tasty not really any fuss. Which is what I like. The only real fuss was peeling the potates.

This was good, but I did make a few changes. I used 2 cans beef broth and 2 cups of water instead of 4 cups water. I also added a package of au jus gravy mix. This was delicious with the chan...

I absolutely loved this recipe and so did my family and friends, so I am making it again today. I followed some other peoples advice and added 2 cup low-sodium beef broth and 1 cup of water ins...

YUM! I like the flavor of the 'broth' part...of course I added a little extra of all the spices and it is really nice. My family likes a thick stew so I dredged the beef in flour and browned it,...

As written I'm not sure about this recipe. I used 2 cups of boiling water with low sodium Sprouts Beef broth in it. Had to add a can of diced tomatoes for added flavor. Only used 3 new potatoes.

This was just okay. It had plenty of veggies and the meat was tender. The only thing that it could have used was thickness. My family thinks stews should be more creamier. I didn't realize this ...