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Basic Beef Stew for the Slow Cooker


Beef stew
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This is a simple, basic beef stew made with stew beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, and seasonings. Feel free to add a some diced rutabaga to this tasty stew.


  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 potatoes, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 onions, quartered
  • 1 celery rib, cut up


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