This is a flavor bomb that cooks itself. All you have to do is throw it together and wait – although waiting is the hardest part.

Beef Stew

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My all time favorite cold weather meal is beef stew. It is so comforting and easy to make – not to mention it makes the house smell SO GOOD.
It doesn't cost too much to gather ingredients, but make sure to get a beef chuck roast and not stew meat. The roast will shred and become super tender and the stew meat remains a little chewy.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 20 mins
CourseMain Course
Servings 6 servings
  • 2 lb beef chuck roast
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning
  • 1 packet French onion soup mix
  • 1 packet of brown gravy mix prepared
  • 3 cups beef stock separated
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 1 bag baby carrots
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Prepare your slow cooker by lining it with a bag or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Rub both sides of your beef chuck roast with the packet of Ranch seasoning.
  • Place the chuck roast in your slow cooker and place onions on top. Pour your prepared gravy, 2 cups beef stock, and unprepared packet of French onion soup mix over the chuck roast and onions.
  • Set to low and cook for 6 hours.
  • After the 6 hours, add your carrots and potatoes. Top with additional 1 cup of beef stock.
  • Continue to cook on low for 2 hours, or until potatoes and carrots are soft.
  • Serve with warm bread and enjoy!
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