Crockpot Spicy Beef Stew

Spicy Beef Stew

The easiest beef stew recipe I have ever used, and it's downright delicious...thanks Mom!

Now my Mom wouldn't be happy if I didn't make this part very clear...this is a DO NOT STIR, DO NOT OPEN kinda stew.  I capitalize this because the first time I made this, it turned out a little dry, and so of course my Mom said, "Well did you open it?! I told you not to open it!!"  So this time I did not, and I get it, it's much better just left alone.

What is that broth you might ask?  Why thats Spicy V-8 juice!  Never would have guessed it, huh?  Not only is that an easy broth to put together, but watching all those V-8 commercials makes me believe this will inject lots and lots of veggies into my body, so for once I'm ok with using a "juice".

Crockpot Beef Stew

I mean really, just take a gander at the's" fall apart with the touch of a feather" tender!  Now I'm hungry!!!

Crockpots are wonderful things to have around, but if you don't have one, try using a dutch oven - just don't open it and stir!!!!!

Phew!  Ok so now that I have buried that in your brain, go ahead and throw everything in the crockpot, enjoy those wonderful beefy-stewy aromas wafting through your kitchen, and enjoy a most traditional winter stew.

Crockpot Spicy Beef Stew

Crockpot Spicy Beef Stew

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Serves: 4-6
  • 2 lbs cubed beef
  • 2 lg onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 lb small potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • 1.5 TBS dried italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 8-10 cans spicy V-8 juice
  1. Bring all ingredients together in a crockpot and cook on high for 6-8 hours.
  2. And remember! DO NOT OPEN, DO NOT STIR!



Lauren Collins

I'm a health coach and plant-based recipe creator from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In a few short words, I love to cook, eat, travel, play around with food photography and most of all, I love to help people live healthier and happier lives. A lot of the recipes you see here are adapted from my Mom, or from just throwing a few ingredients together until something magical happens.

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