What thickener works best in a slow cooker?

What is the best thickening to use in slow cooker recipes? I tried your burgundy beef stew recipe and exped the tapioca to thicken the sauce. It did not seem to thicken it at all.

Submitted by mail3832872

We choose to use quick-cooking tapioca as it holds up to the longer cooking times, where flour and cornstarch break down with longer cooking. Make sure to choose the quick-cooking tapioca. You can even grind it a little before adding it to the cooker so it disperses throughout the mixture better, but this is not necessary.

Answered by BHGFood