Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Beef Stew is by far one of my favorite recipes when the weather turns cold.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.


Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This is a hearty and delicious stew perfect for cold days. A “Fix it and forget it” kind of meal using your low cooker. It will fill your house with the most wonderful cozy aroma.
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Leandra Witchwood


  • 2 lb Chuck Roast cut in 1 ½ inch pieces
  • ¼ to ½ C Flour
  • 2 T Cooking Oil
  • 2 med Onions Chopped
  • 2 Shallots Chopped
  • 6 Cloves of Garlic pressed
  • 12 oz Ale Brown is best or you can use a wheat beer
  • 1 ½ lb Potatoes cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 lb Carrots whole
  • 8 oz Baby Portabella Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 ½ C Beef Stock
  • ½ tsp Thyme dry
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 1 T Dijon Mustard
  • 1 T Red Wine Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  1. Press garlic and set aside.

  2. Heat Oil on med-high heat in a large skillet. Salt and dust beef lightly with salt and flour, then brown each piece in the skillet.

  3. Add the browned beef, remaining flour & ingredients up to the red wine vinegar in your slow cooker.

  4. Cook on LOW for about 6 hours.

  5. Salt and Pepper to taste.

  6. Serve HOT & Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This is one of my favorites on a cold winter day!
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I just want good food and to live a Magickal life! Is that so much to ask?
Through persistence, I found the honest answer… I can have both! I realize that I could forge my own path using the skills and knowledge I gained, and the simplest of techniques.

I love food and everything that goes with it. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute. Okay… well, enjoying almost every minute of it.

In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two interests has created a Magickal path where I combine food and spirituality. To my delight they play brilliantly together.

My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach a variety of cooking classes for adults and covens on subjects ranging from making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable, to cooking together as a group, and recipe-spell creation.

It only made sense that I would begin writing and sharing my experience. From this, The Magick Kitchen was born. My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a most mundane task and make it Magickal!

The Magick Kitchen is about connecting to Divinity through food and the ritual of preparing and sharing food. It is about developing a sacred balance between nourishment, ritual, and spirit. Food has the power to heal, sooth, and bring us together as friends, families, and community.

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  1. Beef stew is one of my favorites! I’ve I used the same old recipe for 25 years. It’s delicious, but I love all the different yummy flavors in this one. I can’t wait to make it!

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