All Day Crockpot Beef and Beer Stew Recipe

All Day Crockpot Beef
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  • 9 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 9 hrs
  • Yield: 8 Servings
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In this recipe, budget-friendly stew beef is slowly braised to perfection with beer, garlic, and onion. Serve with the gravy and mashed potatoes, or make open faced hot beef sandwiches.

What You'll Need

  • 3 pounds stew beef or lean chuck, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 12 ounces beer (or use low sodium or unsalted beef stock)
  • 1/4 cup flour

How to Make It

  1. Coat the beef cubes with the 1/2 cup flour. Brown in skillet in the butter. Drain off excess fat.
  2. In slow cooker, combine browned meat with onion, salt, pepper, garlic, and beer. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 9 hours, or until meat is tender.
  3. Turn control to high. Stir the remaining 1/4 cup flour into about 1/4 cup of cold water until smooth.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into meat mixture, cook on high for 30 to 40 minutes longer.
  1. Serve with rice and salad.

Makes about 8 to 10 servings.

Reader Comments and Suggestions

  • "I've been cooking this for several years now. It's one of my all-time favorites, and I cook it at least once a month. I've recently started altering it a bit. Instead of using the salt and pepper as called for, I use Cavender's Greek Seasoning. I mix it with the flour (maybe 1 tsp.), and then I sprinkle it on the meat before I dip it in flour. I also use a red onion and caramelize the onion in the same skillet I used to brown the meat before adding it to the crockpot. I use the garlic as directed. Additionally, because of the cooking time and the fact I'm usually gone for at least 10 hours, I've started getting a boneless chuck roast instead of the stew meat. I cut it in 1-inch chunks. That way, the meat doesn't just fall apart when I finally get home to turn off the crockpot. It's still tender, but there's some substance to it. Finally, I use Corona for the beer. But I'm not sure that makes a difference. The Greek seasoning, though, has really enhanced this recipe." P.P.
  • "This was incredibly good! I used Bud Light, and reduced the meat to 1lb. It still turned out great - I highly recommend the recipe. As a bonus, it smelled wonderful while cooking. " Des
  • "Very good meal , Be sure to use a good hearty beer ( I used Sam Adams Winter Lager). I also added carrots which went in very well." D.B.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 560
Total Fat 27 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Unsaturated Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 167 mg
Sodium 549 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 54 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)