Friday, March 15, 2013

Crockpot Beef Stew

Slow cooker beef stew
The DIY Guy is in a pool league with 5 other guys - they call themselves Da Guys.  It started quite a few years ago with some guys who lived in the neighborhood and even though everyone moved (some even an hour away), they still get together.  Houses are rotated about once a month and the host prepares a meal, snacks and some tasty beverages.  Last night was John's turn and he (yep him not me) made this beef stew recipe that we have had for over 30 years from our friend Jim.  It is always a hit with the Da Guys and since it is s-t-i-l-l winter in these parts, I'm sure it hit the spot!

Recipe Source:  Jim F

I was out getting a pedicure but when I came back, I was even offered a bowl!  I do like this, and who doesn't like a crockpot meal to come home too!

Whenever The DIY Guy goes to play, I say "bring home the Da Guy"... well, this is it - traveling trophy and bragging rights!


- 2 lbs beef chuck
-1” cubes
-1/2 c flour
 -1 ½ t salt
-1/2 t pepper
-1 ½ c beef broth
-1 clove minced garlic
-1 bay leaf
-1 t paprika
-4 carrots sliced
 -3 potatoes cubed
-1 onion chopped
-2 stalks celery sliced

 Preparation: Put meat in crockpot. Mix flour, salt and pepper and pour over meat stirring to coat. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well. Cover and cook on low 10-12 hours. Stir thoroughly before serving.

Notes: you can mix all but beef broth the night before and just plug in morning and add broth


  1. Looks so good; good weather here for a stew. I love making it in my slow cooker.

  2. I love a good crock pot recipe and this looks delicious! Pinned!

  3. This looks good, Deb! And your photos are getting really good! I need to take a camera class soon!

    Hope you had a great weekend. :)


  4. Stopping by to say Hi~ You can never go wrong with Beef Stew, one of my all time favorite dishes:) Lynn

  5. Beef Stew... yummy!Thanks for sharing this hearty recipe at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  6. Yes, I do remember this one! Haha, I even commented on it. This one was a really good pic as well. So happy you got accepted at Foodgawker! :)

  7. Total comfort food - I'm ready for cooler weather and dishes like this! Stumbled and pinned! :)


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