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Slow Cooker Whiskey Beef Stew

Make this amazing tasting Gluten-free Slow Cooker Whiskey Beef Stew with all the tips I gathered from the pros at the Bar U Ranch Chuckwagon Stew Cook-off! 8 WW freestyle smart points.
Course Main Course
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 334kcal
Author Terri Gilson


  • 1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat , cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper, as needed approximately- add more or less as desired
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh sage
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh oregano
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 6 fresh mushrooms large, chopped- about 11/2 cups
  • 3 celery stalks , chopped about 1/2 cup
  • 1 onion large, chopped
  • 4 carrots , chopped, about 2 cups
  • 1/3 cup okra
  • 4 potatoes large, chopped
  • 1/2 cup whiskey Jack Daniels (gluten -free)
  • 4.5 cups beef stock
  • 1 1/2 tbsp gluten-free worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp flour, for roux *Gluten- free- substitute equal amounts cornstarch and water
  • 2 tsp cooking oil for roux *Gluten-free - substitute equal amounts cornstarch and water


  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over meat, then brown beef well on all sides in heated oil over medium-high heat in large non-stick skillet (I use a wok). 
  • In 6 qt slow cooker/crock pot, add meat, chopped vegetables and herbs and stir together.
  • 4. Add beef stock, whiskey and Worcestershire sauce together and pour mixture over beef, potatoes, vegetables and herb mixture.
  • Cover, and cook on Low setting for 8 hours. ** if you are in a hurry, you can cook on High setting for 4 to 6 hours. However, the low and slow method is the very best!
  • When cooking time is almost complete (15-20 minutes left), mix the flour and oil into a paste and stir into the stew.  If you are doing a gluten-free version, use the gluten-free cornstarch and water. Allow it to continue to cook for the remainder of the time or until desired thickness is reached. If the stew is not as thick as you could like, add more roux. 


Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Whiskey Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 375mg16%
Potassium 1138mg33%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 5250IU105%
Vitamin C 17.6mg21%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 6.9mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
**Note: This recipe is for a minimum 6 Qt. crock pot/slow cooker


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 1138mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5250IU | Vitamin C: 17.6mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 6.9mg