Crock Pot Beef Stew 

Every time I use my crockpot I wonder why I don’t use it more often. It’s just so convenient! Even though we are (FINALLY) experiencing Spring up here in the Northeast I still love a hearty warm stew for dinner every now and then. On that note, I whipped out my trusty old crock pot last week and made this delicious beef stew…well actually I just threw it together, the crock pot should really get the credit here. I mean what’s better than being able to serve a healthy and satisfying meal on a weeknight that takes only minutes of actual work. An added bonus is there’s only a little clean up involved since it’s a one pot meal. I’m all for this idea and I know once you taste it you’ll wonder why you don’t use this marvelous gadget more often, too!

Crock Pot Beef Stew


Serves: 4/ Cook time: 4-6 hours on high or 2-3 hours on low

  • 1 lb lean beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 4 c low sodium beef broth
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 medium onion, sliced 
  • 3 large celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 large parsnips, sliced
  • 2 c mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage, minced
  1. Season beef generously with salt and pepper and place at the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together beef broth and tomato paste and pour over beef.
  3. Add all of the veggies and remaining spices. Stir to combine and cover.
  4. Cook stew on high for 4-6 hours or 2-3 hours on low.
  5. Garnish with additional fresh herbs if desired. 



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