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5 from 3 votes

Ranch Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe

Some folks swear by adding the cloves. I don't, it isn't my thing (just in desserts for me mostly) but some find it a necessity. Give it a shot, it might be your thing too :)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Author: SlowCookerKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds cubed beef stew meat
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 carrots sliced
  • 3 stalks celery sliced
  • 2 to 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves optional, I don't personally use it
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cups beef bouillon or stock

Instructions

  • Place the spices and flour in a baggie, add the meat and shake to coat
  • Heat the butter over medium-high heat either in a skillet or in a crockpot on the saute function
  • Quickly brown the meat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side
  • Place the veggies and meat in the slow cooker
  • If you used a skillet to brown the meat, scrap it and add the drippings to the slow cooker too
  • Top it with the broth and stir well
  • Cover and cook on low 8-12 hours, high for 4 1/2-6