I have always loved making and eating this easy dinner recipe! Simple Slow Cooker Steak Stew is called simple for a reason! The beauty of this recipe lies in it’s versatility. This recipe is a great fridge cleaner! I use whatever vegetables I need to use. As for seasoning, I use whatever I am in the mood for or have on hand! Most frequently I add a couple tablespoons of garlic, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes. My best friend Julie adds a half a package of taco seasoning or some chili powder to the stewed tomatoes! We both add salt and pepper to taste. The possibilities are endless!
Here are some other suggestions for this Simple Slow Cooker Steak Stew. You can add a can of drained peas or some frozen ones, a few minutes before serving! I have added sauteed mushrooms. Ken, my husband, adds chopped, almost crisp bacon to the slow cooker and serves it with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese!
Here is our video so you can see how easy this Simple Slow Cooker Steak Stew is to prepare! I can’t wait to hear what you add to it to make this dish your own! I always love to hear suggestions! That is what helps us all cook differently in the kitchen!
Simple Slow Cooker Steak Stew
- 2 1/2 pounds small red potatoes, cut in half
- 2 1/2 cups carrots, sliced
- 2 cups onion, chopped or 2 onions, chopped
- 2 pounds steak, any cut, cut into bite sized pieces
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 1 can (28 oz) Italian style diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
- 2-4 teaspoos crushed red pepper flakes optional
Add carrots and potatoes to your slow cooker. In your frying pan add oil and wait until it shimmers or a drop of water flicked in it dances. Sauté beef for 2 minutes, until browned. Next, saute onions until tender. Add to beef. Dump everything into your slow cooker. Pour undrained can of tomatoes all over the top. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4. Serve hot and enjoy!