Beef Stew ala Crock Pot

The original recipe for this beef stew is called Oven Braised Beef Stew but I have adapted it for a crock pot and made a couple other changes. Although I have a dutch oven, I find it’s a little harder to clean and I didn’t feel like dealing with that today. The crock pot, on the other hand, is quite an easy thing to clean.

I made a guacamole sauce to go on top of this stew which made it turn out all the more wonderful.

Here are the ingredients (minus the meat and salt) …


It’s quite easy to put together.


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup Chunky Salsa (this is different than the original recipe which used Double Roasted Salsa — I like a more mild flavor)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fish Sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped Cilantro


  1. In a large bowl, combine the beef, chili powder, and salt.
  2. Add the beef mixture to a crock pot.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the top of the beef in the crock pot (the order doesn’t matter).
  4. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for approximately 4 hours.
  5. Check to make sure your meat is fully cooked before serving.

See how simple it is? I served the stew on a bed of rice with guacamole on top and steamed broccoli and brussels  sprouts. Quite delicious!

Beef Stew ala Crock Pot
Beef Stew ala Crock Pot

Special thanks to NomNomPaleo for the “flavor” ingredients.

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