How Long Does Beef Casserole Take In Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Who doesn’t enjoy a big bowl of flavorful, rich beef stew? It’s such a traditional Fall and Winter comfort food. After years of experimenting with small changes to this recipe, I can say with certainty that this is the greatest ever.

This recipe’s ingredients all work so well together, and their proportions are ideal—no component overpowers the others.

Let’s get into everything you need to know. From the best beef cuts for stew to the best potatoes for storage, expert advice, and more:

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How Long Does Beef Casserole Take In Slow Cooker

How to Make This Recipe

I know I sound like a broken record but really all you have to do is throw everything into a crock pot – here’s the one I have. You’ll need 1-1/2lbs stew meat cut into bite-sized pieces, 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped carrots, 2 ribs chopped celery, 8oz chopped mushrooms and 3 cloves minced garlic.

Three tablespoons of tomato paste and one tablespoon of gluten-free Worcestershire sauce (I prefer Lea) complete the stew. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours (it just depends on how small you cut your stew meat; mine took 6 hours). Add 32 ounces of gluten-free beef broth. Once more, I completed all of this the night before I made it, and the next morning I simply inserted the crock pot into the base. So easy.

When the meat and veggies are soft, combine 1/4 cup of gluten-free or all-purpose flour (using all-purpose flour won’t make the dish gluten-free) with a scoop of the cooking liquid, then pour it in and stir the stew thoroughly.

Simmer the stew for an additional 30 to 45 minutes on high, or until it has slightly thickened. After that, add 1/2 cup of frozen peas and let them thaw for about 5 minutes. Serve with bread, crostini, or a side salad for dipping, and enjoy!