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Ranch Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe

If you have a long, hard day ahead of you...this recipe will cook for up to 9 hours without burning or causing problems in most every crockpot.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Author: SlowCookerKitchen.com


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 medium potatoes washed and cubed (I usually peel mine too but it isn't necessary)
  • 3 cups carrots baby carrots or diced carrots, either way
  • 1 cup celery diced (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning


  • Toss the meat and flour in a ziplock bag, zip it up and shake well to coat.
  • Heat your oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the coated meat and garlic. Brown on all sides.
  • While that's cooking, prep your veggies (Peeling is optional but if you're using whole carrots, I would recommend it). Toss them in the slow cooker as you chop them up.
  • Mix 1 cup of the broth with the leftover flour and pour it over the meat in the skillet. Give it about 5 minutes to thicken up, make sure and stir it every few minutes.
  • Once meat mixture has thickened up, pour it in the crockpot too.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.