This radish beef stew is the definition of pure comfort food! Cook in a slow cooker to make beef and vegetables soft and tender with rich silky sauce … hardly any effort is required! Go home for a delicious dinner and prepare to eat!
Convenient food recipes like this croquette soup are mainly cooked during the cooler months. You can go home to smell of paradise, and dinner is ready to enjoy! We love simple croquette meals like Mongolian beef croquette, this is one of the Comfort Food recipes you should use when having dinner!
Cooking Tips For Making Crockpot Beef Stew
- Use sturdy potatoes! I love to use baby Yukon gold potatoes. They’re so buttery, yet they are sturdy and hold up well to a full day of cooking in the slow cooker. Plus, there’s no need to peel them, just halve or quarter them after washing.
- Don’t forget to dip some crusty bread into the stew!
- Add your horseradish at different times for different flavor profiles! For a more mild, almost sweet flavor, add the horseradish in with the rest of the slow cooker ingredients and let it cook all day. For a more intense kick, add the horseradish at the end, while you’re thickening up the stew.
- Brown your beef if possible! I know it’s an extra step, but I love the extra flavor it adds!
- Use tomato paste in a tube. Since you only need a little bit for this recipe, I find using tubed tomato paste easier than figuring out what to do with the remaining 5 oz of the can.
Variations Of Beef Stew
- Omit the horseradish – horseradish has a rather unique and strong flavor, which some people just don’t like. No worries, you can omit it in this recipe and have a more classic beef stew!
- Bacon – try cooking some bacon before browning the beef… this will do two things. First, you’ll get yummy crumbled bacon to add on top of your stew later that night. And secondly, the bacon grease will add extra flavor to your beef as it browns!
- Add mushrooms – mushrooms are amazing in beef stew, and we add them most of the time. However I know not everyone is a fan of them, so I left them out of this version.
- Swap the alcohol – if you’re not a beer fan, try using a dry red wine instead. Or if you’re against using any alcohol, you can use an equal amount of beef broth.