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Slow Cooked Beef Stew Recipe

As the weather gets colder, there is nothing like a nice stew to warm your palate. This beef stew recipe is easy and can be cooked in a slow cooker while you work or run errands. In just a few hours on a high setting you can have a great family meal. I like to experiment with ingredients and tonight I tried adding a bit of tumeric to my stew beef.

Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes
Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes


  • Beef stew meat
  • 1 onion sliced in quarters or eighths
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
  •  1 teaspoon of soya sauce
  • 3 basil leaves
  • mini potatoes halved
  • baby carrots
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups of beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of corn starch and 2 tablespoons of cold water mixed
  • white or brown rice


  1. Preheat frying pan at medium heat
  2. Marinate beef stew cubed in 1 inch pieces with oyster sauce, soya sauce, minced garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper and tumeric for at least 30 minutes
  3. Add olive oil to pan and brown beef stew meat in the frying pan for approximately 5-10 minutes
  4. Add sliced onion to the frying pan and stir for 5 minutes.
  5. Turn on slow cooker to high heat (approx. 3–4 hours cook time) or low heat (approx. 6 hours cook time)
  6. Add beef broth to slow cooker
  7. Add potatoes and baby carrots to slow cooker
  8. Add beef stew and onions from frying pan to slow cooker
  9. After approximately 3 hours if stew gravy in slow cooker is watery mix cornstarch in COLD water until it is fully dissolved and pour into slow cooker (this will thicken the gravy)
  10. After approximately 4 hours check if stew is tender and serve stew with white or brown rice.
Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes
Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes

If you have some red wine at home it also, makes a good addition to the recipe (add a 1/2 a cup to the slow cooker if you have some handy and reduce the beef stock by a half cup in the recipe below). This is comfort food and it makes a hearty dinner. It makes for great leftovers too.


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