Make this amazing Slow Cooker Beef Stew with all the tips I gathered from the pros at the Bar U Ranch Chuckwagon Stew Cook-off! Made with whiskey, potatoes, carrots, celery, and fresh herbs, this stew is Weight Watchers friendly @ 7 WW points on the blue plan!
Course Main Course
Cuisine North American
Keyword beef stew, slow cooker, whiskey
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 6hours
Total Time 6hours20minutes
Author Terri Gilson
1 ½ poundsbeef stew meat,cut into 1 inch cubes *Make sure you use stewing meat or the beef chunks will not stay together and you will end up with more of a shredded beef
1teaspooneach salt and pepper, as neededapproximately- add more or less as desired
Sprinkle salt and pepper over meat, then sear beef on all sides in heated non-stick skillet/frying pan over high heat. *Do not cook through (this step is important to seal in the flavor of the beef and helps the hold the meat together).
Spray a 6 qt slow cooker/crock pot with non-stick cooking spray, then add meat, chopped vegetables and herbs. Stir together.
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 (20-30 minutes left), mix the cornstarch and water into a paste (roux) and stir into the stew. *You can use equal amounts of flour and oil if you don't need the stew to be gluten-free.
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.
Serve warm with biscuits, buns (or 0 WW point Everything Bagel Cloud Bread (see NOTES)
*NOTE: This recipe makes 12 cups. I have calculated each serving as 1.5 cups, which is a very substantial serving**NOTE: Indulge a little and try it with my Baking Powder Biscuits (shown in photos)- you won't regret it! OR keep it super WW friendly and try it with my 0 (ZERO) point Everything Bagel Cloud Bread Recipe!***NOTE: This recipe is for a minimum 6 Qt. crock pot/slow cookerNeed a slow cooker? Here are my Amazon recommendations (affiliate links)
📋 Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 218Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Vitamin A 5216IU104%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.