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Crock Pot Italian Stew

Enjoy this Crock Pot Italian Stew with some wonderful cornbread muffins!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot Italian Stew
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 large carrots scraped and sliced
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 medium onion peeled and sliced
  • 3 potatoes peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1 4 ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 2 1/2 cups V-8 juice or could use tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or could use fresh chopped basil


  • Mix the 1/2 cup flour and garlic powder together.  Dredge the meat in the flour and brown on top of the stove in the cooking oil.
  • Add browned meat, carrots, celery, onions and potatoes to a 3 quart crock pot.  Combine juice, black pepper, minced garlic and basil.  Pour over meat and vegetables.
  • Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4 1/2 hours until meat and vegetables are cooked.  Makes 8 servings.