Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

6 servings


60 minutes

active time

7 hours 30 minutes

total time


1 ½ pounds stew meat (see notes)

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp salt

½ tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

½ tsp celery salt

1/4 cup flour

3 tbsp olive oil

3 cloves garlic (minced)

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

5 cups beef broth

2 cups water

2 tsp better than bouillon

2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

3 tbsp Tomato Paste

1 large carrot (cut into chunks, about 1-inch)

1 lb. baby Yukon gold potatoes (halved or quartered)

1 stalk of celery

1 cup mushrooms

2 bay leaves

1 tsp rosemary

1 tsp thyme

1 cup frozen peas

1/4 cup Cold Water + 3 tablespoons Corn Starch


1/2 cup flour

1 egg

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder


Cut meat into 1-inch cubes, discard any large pieces of fat. Fat marbleized into the meat is fine!

Sprinkle beef with black pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and celery salt. Toss to coat. Sprinkle flour over the meat and toss again.

Heat 3 Tablespoons olive oil in Instant Pot on sauté. Add the meat to the pan. Brown on each side for 45 seconds. Add more oil if needed.

Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add 1 cup of beef broth to the pot. Use a wooden spoon or heat safe spatula to deglaze the bottom of the pan.

Add all remaining ingredients except for the peas, corn starch mixture, and dumplings

Cook on more for 7 to 8 hours until the vegetables are softened and the potatoes are fork tender.


Mix flour, egg, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Drop in small spoonfuls into stew. Cover and cook for 5 mins.

Add the peas during the last 15 minutes of cooking. Remove the bay leaves and rosemary stem.

To thicken, combine ¼ cup COLD water with 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch. Slowly add it to the stew, stirring to incorporate. It will continue to thicken upon standing.


Serving Size



507 kcal

Total Fat

18 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



132 mg


1035 mg

Total Carbohydrate

35 g

Dietary Fiber

5 g

Total Sugars

7 g


49 g

6 servings


60 minutes

active time

7 hours 30 minutes

total time
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