Good Ol' American Beef Stew

Good Ol' American Beef Stew

Good Ol' American Beef Stew is a robust simple slow cooker recipe that will remind you of the comforts of home. Made with fresh potatoes, carrots, onions and turnips, this hearty stew will satisfy any hungry man.

Cooking MethodSlow Cooker


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup beef bouillon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 carrots, peeled and sliced or quartered
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 12 small white onions
  • 2 medium turnips, peeled and quartered (optional)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup cooked okra (optional)


  1. Coat meat with flour; set excess flour aside.
  2. In large skillet or slow-cooking pot with browning unit, heat oil. Brown meat on all sides.
  3. In slow-cooking pot, combine browned beef, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, chopped onion, bouillon, pepper, salt, sugar and vegetables. Pour water over all. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours.
  4. Turn control on high. Thicken with flour left over from coating (about 1/4 cup) dissolved in a small amount of water.
  5. Add okra if desired. Cover and cook on high 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.

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I tend to throw things together for my beef soup and stew. This recipe sounds good and I think it is one I will try for my family. My husband enjoys a nice, thick stew and I am sure this will be one he approves of. I will leave out the okra and turnip though. Not our favorites here.

How can you go wrong with a big pot of Good Ol' American Beef Stew. This "one pot wonder" is made with fresh ingredients and simple flavors that combine into a robust, hardy dinner that will have the meat and potatoes lovers in your family jumping for joy. I left out the Okra, just not my favorite vegetable, but other than that, this is a go to recipe that is guaranteed to please.


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