Crock Pot Beef Stew

Crock Pot Beef Stew









I put this stew into the crock pot this morning at 630 AM before I left for work.  Little did I know that during the day while this lovely concoction was cooking, making my whole house smell fantastic, I would start to get a sore throat on my way to a cold.

What better cure for a cold then a warm bowl of wonderful beef stew when you get home, I couldn’t have plan it any better.

I never peel my carrots I just make sure they are cleaned really well.  Cut the vegetables in large chunks and get ready to enjoy the aroma when you arrive home.









1 lb. Stew beef

1 Rutabaga, peeled and chopped

1 Turnip, peeled and chopped

1 Parsnip, peeled and chopped

4 Carrots, unpeeled and chopped

4 White potatoes, unpeeled and quartered

Beef stock

Steak seasoning, I use Montreal Seasoning


Pinch of Parmesan cheese


Place all ingredients except the cilantro and cheese in the crock pot for six hours on low.  If the broth is too thin crush some of the root veggies to help thicken the broth.  Serve with some crusty bread.

Botched Beef Stew

Well today my wonderful creation was a bust.  I made beef stew in the crock pot with tons of root vegetables, the left over tri tip meat and beef broth.  I put it on low for 6 hours and waited for the house to start smelling like a wonderful stew.  I did get the wonderful aroma but the broth kept getting thinner and thinner.  In the end I had a wonderful plate of vegetables and meat and the broth was yuk.  Any suggestions on how to get a thicker broth using the crock pot?