Ginny's Beef Stew

Prep Time
Cook Time
8h 30m
Ready In

"This is a recipe that I came up with after looking for a good stew recipe. We like to eat it over mashed potatoes, but you can also add chopped potatoes to the crock pot. "

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (396.7 g)
  • Calories 467.9
  • Total Fat - 9.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 50.7 mg
  • Sodium - 678.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 84.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 10.8 g
  • Sugars - 11 g
  • Protein - 15.2 g
  • Calcium - 138.9 mg
  • Iron - 4.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 24.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Put stew meat, onion soup mix, carrots, celery, corn, V8 juice, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning, and parsley in a slow cooker. (Add diced potatoes if you are not going to use mashed potatoes.)

Step 2

Cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours.

Step 3

Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with the water. Turn heat to high and stir until thickened.

Step 4

We like to serve the stew on a bed of mashed potatoes, but you can put diced potatoes in the stew. (My large crockpot broke, and I couldn't fit the potatoes in. I made mashed potatoes instead and it worked great because we got to eat more of the gravy!) The choice is yours, but I recommend the mashed potatoes!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This stew is AWESOME! I added in more Creole seaoning that called for also there is mention of mashed potatoes in the ingredients but not in the instructions I am guess that you serve the stew with that? anyway my family enjoyed this so thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe! Regards Brandy.

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(7 Feb 2012)