All Day Crock Pot Beef and Beer Stew

All day crock pot beef
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 9 hrs
Total: 9 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 stew
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
443 Calories
17g Fat
12g Carbs
57g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 443
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 184mg 61%
Sodium 427mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 57g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 590mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

In this recipe, budget-friendly stew beef is slowly braised to perfection with beer, garlic, and onion. Serve with the gravy and mashed potatoes, rice and a salad, or make open-faced hot beef sandwiches.


  • 3 pounds stew beef, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter

  • 1 (12-ounce) can or bottle beer

  • 1 medium onion, minced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup cold water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Coat the beef cubes with 1/2 cup flour. Brown in a skillet in the butter. Drain off excess fat.

  3. In slow cooker, combine browned meat with the beer, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 9 hours, or until meat is tender.

  4. Turn control to high. Stir the remaining 1/4 cup flour into about 1/4 cup of cold water until smooth.

  5. Stir the flour mixture into meat mixture, cook on high for 30 to 40 minutes longer.

Recipe Variation

  • Lean chuck is a good alternative to stew beef.
  • Instead of beer, 1 1/2 cups low sodium or unsalted beef stock.