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Slow Cooker Ranch Beef Stew

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Cook Time 9 hr
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients (15)

  • beef broth 4 cups
  • tomato paste 3 tbsp.
  • granulated sugar 1 tsp.
  • ground black pepper ¼ tsp.
  • beef stew meat, cut into bite size chunks lbs.
  • baby red potatoes, cut into bite size chunks 5
  • medium yellow onion, chopped 1
  • white mushrooms, sliced 4 oz.
  • medium carrots, sliced 3
  • celery, sliced 3 ribs
  • garlic, minced 1 clove
  • corn starch 2 tbsp.
  • 2% milk or your preferred milk/milk alternative ¼ cup
  • peas (thawed if from frozen) 1 cup
For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Steps (4)

  1. 1
    Add 1 cup of the broth, the ranch seasoning, tomato paste, sugar and black pepper to a large 6 quart slow cooker. Whisk until well combined. Whisk in the remaining broth.
  2. 2
    Add the beef, potatoes, onion, mushrooms, carrots, celery and garlic. Stir well.
  3. 3
    Cover and cook on low for 8–9 hours.
  4. 4
    Add the corn starch and milk to a small bowl. Whisk to dissolve. Add the corn starch mixture and peas to the slow cooker. Stir well. Cover and increase the heat to high. Cook for 30 more minutes to thicken the stew.

    Give this stew more flavor by searing the beef before placing into the slow cooker. Make sure your pan is hot with a thin coating of oil and gently set the pieces of meat in the pan for a few minutes on each side, until browned. This will caramelize the beef and give your soup a complex, savory flavor!

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13 Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beef stew Took picture after we ate. Still good. Here is my photo
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Using Hidden Valley Ranch mix, sure makes a Big difference in my Beef Stew, For the Better!!
Date published: 2020-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious I cooked this last weekend. It was so delicious and easy to make. It only takes a couple of minutes to put together. Just put it in your slow cooker and go to work, When you get home you have a delicious meal waiting for you and your family.
Date published: 2019-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy dish Almost close to the way momma made her beef stew. Yummy to my tummy.
Date published: 2019-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Recipes This is the best beef stew recipe i have very made simple step by step insturation and it's the best teasting with lots of flavor!! :-)
Date published: 2019-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good I bet this would be good as I make soup with leftover Mississippi roast
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is very good I do this dish almost every week. This is very good.
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slow Cook Beef Stew Cannot wait try this beef and veggies recipe. Fall is a great time for thick tasty stews...
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beefstew thick,hearty and healthy.a great dinner.makes good leftovers.
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good go to week night it was so good to have supper ready when you walk in, but the taste was even better---great for the colder days--better the next day as well.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skeptical at first I was skeptical at first about this recipe. But it was fabulous.
Date published: 2017-08-09
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