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Mom's Beef Stew

Enjoy this soup plain, like my Mom used to make, or a little bit 'souped up' (pun intended) with additional vegetables.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 lb stew beef browned with minced garlic and onion powder (you can use the CPE to brown the meat using the Brown/Saute setting)
  • 3 large carrots cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 medium potatoes diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion
  • 16 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp salt I use pink himalayan salt
  • 2-3 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3-4 quarts of water to taste


  • If you are using a large stock pot, bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour for the flavors to mesh together.  If you are using a slow cooker, turn it on low for 4 hours. If you are using the Crock Pot Express, secure the lid, close the steam pressure valve, and use the soup setting (about 30-40 minutes total).
Keyword beef stew, fall soups