Out of all the meals we make at home Crockpot Beef Stew is one of my absolute favorites. I love that I can throw it into the crockpot, set a timer, and let it cook for hours only to come back to a hearty meal.
Typically, Late the night before we eat crockpot stew I prep and cut the veggies,, put a disposable liner in the crockpot, and mix it all together so it’s ready to go for the next day. In the morning I add all of the seasonings and liquids, dump the meat in, set the crockpot to cook for 6 hours, and return home from work to a great smelling house and a hot and hearty meal that’s ready to eat! So what’s our go-to meal for a delicious cold evening dinner? Crockpot Roasted Beef & Veggies. Here’s our delicious recipe!
- 1/2 lb of Beef Tips.
- . This is my meat of choice over a true pot roast because of how evenly it cooks. I also like how I know that no meat is being wasted by using this method because it is precut and doesn’t shred to pieces once cooked. It’s a little bit more pricy for the meat but to have the luxury of a stress free, simple meal I’m willing to pay a few dollars more for having my meat pre-cut.
- Roasted Red Potatoes
- Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces. There’s 2 of us so we use 4-5 potatoes depending on their size.
- I love carrots, especially when soaked in the crockpot so I’m super generous in the amount we use. Typically I use 5 carrots and slice them up into little rounds. To make sure I don’t waste anything like the carrot ends I always make sure my kitchen cleanup crew (aka our dogs) are around to catch the end pieces I throw on the floor.
- We only use a little bit of corn. Usually about a half a cup. I use them mostly to add a little sweetness to the meal but also to help soak up some of the water that is used to help the food stay moist.
- Chicken Gravy
- We actually started using this by accident. I forgot to purchase some actual gravy powder and didn’t want to run to the store so we used this instead and loved it! We had two packs of Chicken Gravy powder in the pantry and used both of them in this meal. Pick a gravy that works for you and your family. Chicken Gravy is just what works for us.
- Italian Seasoning Packet
- This is where TONS of flavor comes from. If you’re anything like me and trying to stick to a strict budget but also like splurging on a meal or two but still trying to be budget friendly you might want to skip this, don’t! It’s delicious and 100% worth adding for that extra $1.50.
- Beef Broths
- I purchase the biggest container of beef broth I can find for the lowest price. (Thank you Walmart for adding the cost per oz. to things) Use approximately 2 cups of beef broth and then put the container back in the fridge to use for next time. Saves money, adds flavor, and is still budget friendly!
- Water (as needed)
- This part is so vital! I only use 1 cup but I do think that it makes a huge difference in keeping the beef from drying out. You may need more or less water based on your crockpot size and cooking preference.
Mix it all together in the crockpot, (no need for order or perfection, just throw it in there) cook for 6 hours, pay careful attention to how much liquid you add if you’d prefer it be more creamy, and voila you have a easy and delicious Sunday Dinner served without doing so much as 30 minutes of work. Plus cleanup in a breeze. Empty any leftovers into a container for later, remove crockpot liner, wipe down crockpot interior, wash the dishes you used for eating and you’re done! Takes about 5 minutes to clean up so you have more time to spend enjoying a lazy evening with those you love.
I you cook this meal please leave comments about how it turned out for you or tips for others to read and learn from!