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Beef Ragout

Beef stew or beef soup?  You decide which way you want this!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 10 minutes
Course: beef, Comfort Foods, Everyday Meals, Slow Cooker, soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef stew
Servings: 4
Calories: 362kcal


  • 2 lbs lean beef stew meat cut in cubes (I used bottom round)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms sliced in half
  • 1 can whole potatoes cut the potatoes in half -OR- 5 medium fresh potatoes, quartered
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 pkg brown gravy mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp dry


  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Place carrots, mushrooms, garlic and onions (and fresh potatoes if using) in the bottom of a 4-5 quart slow cooker.
  • Place beef on top.
  • Add thyme
  • Mix up the gravy mix and water so there are no lumps.
  • Pour gravy mixture over the beef & veggies.
  • Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours, high 3-4 hours
  • If using canned potatoes, add them to the slow cooker during the last hour of cooking.
  • To thicken, mix the flour & water. Turn cooker to high and stir in the flour/water mixture. Stir until it begins to thicken. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 967mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5370IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 5mg