Slow Cooker Rosemary Beef Stew

As the cold weather continues and the hustle and bustle of the holidays is in full swing, try this time-saving dinner recipe–Slow Cooker Rosemary Beef Stew.  It’s a great choice for a busy day when you don’t have a lot of time to slave over the stove but want a hot meal to hit the dinner table.  Prep and let it slow cook for hours, add a few finishing touches and you’ll have yourself a delicious hot stew full of rich hearty flavors and a hint of fresh rosemary.

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This stew has a lot of traditional flavors and the fresh rosemary makes it delicious perfection.  Here’re the ingredients you’ll start with (minus the rosemary and parsley). A full printable recipe is below.

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In a large slow cooker or crockpot add these ingredients: beef stew meat, potatoes, carrots, onions, celery and green beans.

Slow Cooker Rosemary Beef Stew | KitchenCents.com

Add the beef broth, about a teaspoon of salt and some fresh ground pepper along with the rosemary.  Adding the rosemary now will help its flavor permeate the broth. Give it a quick stir and let it cook; let it cook for a good long while–4-5 hours (on high).

Slow Cooker Rosemary Beef Stew | KitchenCents.com

Once the meat is tender and the veggies are soft add the cornstarch slurry to thicken the broth and cook for about 30 more minutes until the broth has thickened into a thin gravy. Right before serving add parsley.  The parsley lightens the stew and gives it a nice fresh flavor.

Easy as that!  I wouldn’t survive the holidays, and winter for that matter, without my trusty slow cooker.  It’s a great way to have a hot meal ready amid a crazy schedule or give yourself a few extra minutes to spend with family or on yourself.  Who doesn’t like that, right?  So, this week, instead of spending all that time stuck in the kitchen hovering over the stove to get that hot meal on the dinner table let your slow cooker and this recipe help you out.  Everyone will love this stew especially your meat and potato fans. 😉

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Slow Cooker Rosemary Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Rosemary Beef Stew is a great choice for a busy day when you don't have a lot of time to slave over the stove but want a hot meal to hit the dinner table. Full of the classic beef stew flavors and a hint of fresh rosemary.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Author Rachel

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2-2 lbs beef stew meat
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 4 carrots diced, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 2 cups russet/red potatoes diced, about 1 lb
  • 1 1/2 cups green beans fresh or frozen
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cornstarch slurry (3 Tablespoons cornstarch, 1/3 cup cold water)

Instructions

  1. Add beef stew meat, onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, green beans, beef broth and rosemary in slow cooker or crockpot. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper.
  2. Cook on high 4-5 hours until meat and veggies are tender.

  3. Add cornstarch slurry, stir and cook an additional 30 minutes until broth has thickened into a thin gravy.
  4. Add parsley before serving.

What’s your favorite winter meal?

Slow Cooker Rosemary Beef Stew | KitchenCents.com

Slow Cooker Rosemary Beef Stew | KitchenCents.com

Not a Beef Stew fan? Check out this Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. It’s amazing!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup | KitchenCents.com

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