The Best Ever Beef Stew Recipe

Make this classic comfort food tonight
The Best Ever Beef Stew Recipe

This slow-cooked beef stew recipe is worth the wait.

Start by seasoning your beef with salt and browning it in small batches over high heat in a small amount of oil. When you get a nice color on all sides (the beef will finish cooking in the slow cooker), remove the it from the pan and place it into your slow cooker.

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Deglaze the pan that you cooked the beef in by adding a splash of red wine and using a wooden spoon to scrape up all the brown bits off the bottom of the pan.

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Season the simple pan sauce with thyme and rosemary before pouring it over the partially cooked beef in the slow cooker.

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Top the beef with peppercorns, diced potatoes, and chopped mushrooms, onion, and garlic. Then, pour in more wine along with some beef stock.

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Add two bay leaves to the stew and then cover the slow cooker. Cook the beef stew on high for 1 hour and then let it simmer on low for another 7 hours, stirring after a few hours if possible.

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Click here for the full recipe.


Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.