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Busy Day Beef Stew

Taste of Home Magazine
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Servings: 6

Beef Stew


Here's a classic old-fashioned beef stew that simmers for hours in the slow cooker. I call it my "lazy" stew because it's so easy to make on busy days. Perfect for hearty appetites, it's guaranteed to keep folks coming back for more!



1 boneless beef chuck roast (1 to 1 pounds)
1 envelope onion soup mix
2 teaspoons browning sauce, optional
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
6 cups water
2 cups cubed peeled potatoes (-inch pieces)
6 to 8 medium carrots, cut into chunks
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 cup frozen corn, thawed, optional
5 tablespoons cornstarch
6 tablespoons cold water

Cooking Method

Place roast in a slow cooker; sprinkle with soup mix, browning sauce if desired, salt and pepper.

  • Pour water over meat. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

  • Remove roast to a cutting board; let stand for 5 minutes.

  • Add vegetables to slow cooker.

  • Cube beef and return to slow cooker.

  • Cover and cook on low for 1 hours or until vegetables are tender.

  • Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into stew.

  • Cover and cook on high for 30-45 minutes or until thickened.

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