Introduction: How to Make Beef Stew in the Crock Pot
Today I'm going to be showing you how to make beef stew in the crock pot. This is a very easy recipe anyone can make. It's perfect for weekdays when you don't have a lot of time to spend cooking. Just add the ingredients to the crock pot, cook on low 8-12 hours, then enjoy.
Step 1: Ingredients You Will Need
This is a very simple, cheap recipe to make. You will need....
• 2 pounds cubed stew beef
• 1/4 cup red or white wine (I feel that red tastes and looks better in this stew)
• 1 can cream of mushroom soup
• 1 can mushroom stems and pieces
• 1 envelope Lipton soup mix
• 1 package of egg noodles (optional)
Step 2: Add Lipton Soup Mix to Crock Pot
Now add all the ingredients (except egg noodles) to crock pot. I started by adding the Lipton Soup Mix
Step 3: Add Red Wine
Next I like to add the red wine. I do it this way so my soup mix and wine can blend together easier. This way the soup mix doesn't clump up together.
Step 4: Add Mushroom Stems and Pieces
Next step is to add the can of mushrooms stems and pieces.
Step 5: Add Cream of Mushroom Soup
Next use a spatula to get all of the Cream of Mushroom Soup out of the can and into the crock pot.
Step 6: Add Cubed Stew Beef
Now add two pounds of cubed stew beef to the mixture. I add the beef last because it is bulky and it's so much easier to mix everything together before it's added.
Step 7: Cook on Low 8-12 Hours
Cover and cook on low for 8-12 hours.
Step 8: *Optional, Boil Water for Noodles
This step isn't necessary, but it really does enhance the stew. Boil water in deep sided pan. Cook noodles in boiling water 7-10 minutes or until tender.
Step 9: Time to Eat!
Strain noodles and spoon stew over the top. I like to garnish stew with fresh herbs, this picture has some thyme sprinkled on top. It's winter right now otherwise I would use fresh rosemary from my garden. Hope you enjoy my easy Beef Stew recipe.