This slow cooker beef stew recipe is hearty, flavorful, and packed with nutritious root vegetables. The tender beef and vegetables simmer in a savory broth for hours, filling your home with a mouthwatering aroma that will have your family and guests begging for more.
2 pounds of grass-fed beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
4 cups of beef bone broth
2 cups of water
2 cups of chopped carrots
2 cups of chopped parsnips
2 cups of chopped turnips
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons of dried thyme
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef stew meat and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned.
Transfer the beef to a slow cooker. Add the beef bone broth, water, chopped carrots, parsnips, turnips, onion, garlic, bay leaves, dried thyme, sea salt, and black pepper.
Stir to combine all ingredients, cover the slow cooker, and cook on low heat for 8 hours or on high heat for 4-5 hours, or until the beef is tender and the vegetables are cooked through.
Remove the bay leaves and discard. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
Ladle the hot beef stew into bowls and serve hot, garnished with fresh herbs such as parsley or thyme, if desired.
This slow cooker beef stew is a simple and satisfying meal that will warm you up from the inside out. The combination of tender beef, root vegetables, and savory broth is irresistible and perfect for a cozy night in. Enjoy!