how to thicken crock pot stew

How to thicken Crock Pot Stew

If you find yourself wanting your Crock Pot stew a little thicker, there are several ways you can achieve this. All it takes is a few minor adjustments to get your stew to the desired thickness.

Try these tips to thicken your Crock Pot stew:

  • Flour: Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of flour to a few tablespoons of cold water, whisk together in a bowl, and then add to the stew while it is cooking.
  • Cornstarch: Mix together 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water in a small bowl, then add to the stew while cooking.
  • Instant Potatoes: Add 1/4 cup of instant potatoes and stir until it thickens.
  • Bread Crumbs: Add 1 tablespoon to the stew while it is cooking and stir until it thickens.
  • Pureed Vegetables: Blend 1/2 cup of cooked vegetables in a blender with a little water and add to the stew while cooking.

The key to thickening stew in a Crock Pot is to add the ingredients while it is still cooking. The heat of the stew will help activate the thickening agents, resulting in a thicker and more flavorful stew. If your stew is too thick, simply add a little bit of water or broth until it reaches your desired consistency.

Happy Stew Eating!

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