Rustic Slow Cooker Stew

Rustic Slow Cooker Stew


"This simple stew tastes totally gourmet, and is a snap to prepare -- your slow cooker does most of the work! This recipe yields enough to feed a very satisfied army!"


6 h 15 m servings 349 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 349 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 15.7 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 22.4 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 415 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Season the beef with salt and pepper, and place in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until evenly brown, and drain.
  2. In a slow cooker, mix the beef broth, condensed beef consomme, wine, water, mustard, and thyme. Place beef into the liquid, and stir in the potatoes, carrots, and onions.
  3. Cover, and cook 6 hours on Low or 4 hours on High. If you prefer a thick stew, mix the cornstarch and water together and stir into the slow cooker about 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time. Stir occasionally until thickened.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 16 Ratings


I too found this to be a good basic recipe that improves with just a little doctoring. I took tips from other users and floured the meat before browning it, and also added extra corn starch. I d...

This stew is so very good and flavorful that it has quickly become my only stew recipe and a new winter staple in our home. I had to add about 5Tbl cornstarch to achieve the gravy like consista...

Nope - what a waste of 3 lbs of beef. Tasted too much of the wine and I only put in 1 cup (all I had). There wasn't much taste - not sure what I did wrong but I'll stick to my own version of bee...

I guess it was my error - should have read all the reviews first. I made this for my family and some friends who were visiting and we ended up ordering pizza - way too much wine, and aside from...

This is basically a Beef Burgundy Recipe more than a basic stew recipe. I could tell just by looking at the recipe that it needed some help. As with other reviewers I have made some changes. ...

Well this is a good base. I changed the herbs up a bit. I used 1/2 tsp thyme and 1/2 tsp rosemary. The rosemary went well with the wine. I added a more veggies(mushrooms and green beans). It tas...

All the Burgandy at my store was in big ol' jugs, so I substituted Cabernet Sauvignon. I cooked the stew in the slow cooker on high for 4 hours, but thought it could have stood another hour or ...

My husband who does not like stew loves this.

My husband isn't easy to please and he absolutely LOVED this... even wanted me to make it again the next night!