How To Cook Stew Beef With Potatoes

Can I make Beef Stew in the Crock Pot?

This recipe is definitely adaptable to your Crock Pot or slow cooker. Before you add everything (except potatoes) to your Crockpot, brown the beef as directed in the recipe. Set on low for 8-10 hours. To keep the potatoes from becoming mushy, add them during the last two to three hours of cooking.

Whether it’s a slow cooker or stovetop, your family will appreciate this. Stew up and enjoy.

I think you’ll love this Guinness Beef Stew if you’re looking for more beef stew recipes.

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What is the Best Meat for Beef Stew?

For this beef stew, I use stew meat that is cut from a roast shoulder, or chuck. Nevertheless, you can also use beef tips or a top or bottom round roast for beef stew.

Usually, the stew meat is delivered in 2-3′′ chunks, which I then chop into 1/2–1′′ bite-sized pieces.

How to Make Stove Top Beef Stew from Scratch

First, preheat a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Next, add the dried rosemary and thyme. Make sure to use your fingertips to crush the dried rosemary in the palm of your hand so that the finished dish doesn’t contain any large rosemary pieces.

For 30 seconds, saute the dried herbs; trust me, you won’t hear them sizzling, but they are adding flavor to the oil.

Add the finely chopped carrots, celery stalks, onion, or shallot to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté the vegetables for about ten minutes, or until they are very tender.

Making sure all of the vegetables are finely chopped is essential to making this beef stew melt in your tongue.

After that, add the sliced mushrooms and sauté for a further 7 to 9 minutes, or until the liquid evaporates and the mushrooms get tender.

Increase the heat to medium-high and add the stew meat, sliced into small pieces. Season the meat generously with salt and pepper, and if desired, add a dash of red pepper flakes. Sauté the meat for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it is evenly browned.

Melted butter and all-purpose or gluten-free flour should be combined in a small bowl, then added to the pot and stirred to coat the meat. Cook for 1 minute.

The combination of butter and flour will add some gloss, richness, and thickness to the beef stew. It is a must-have for delicious and thick Beef Stew!.

Lastly, add the gluten-free beef broth or stock, increase the heat to high, and bring the stew to a boil while scraping up any browned bits from the pot’s bottom.

After the stew reaches a boil, add the dried bay leaves, cover it, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer it for two hours while stirring from time to time.