Slow Cooker Beef Stew

January 17, 2023

A savory southern-style beef stew that your family will love. This Slow Cooker Beef Stew is made with tender and juicy bites of beef, tender potatoes, Carrots, peas, and sautéed onions and celery.

This Savory Beef Stew recipe is the perfect slow cooker meal for those days when you are running short on time. With just 20 minutes of prep time, you can have this hearty stew ready just in time for dinner.

Beef Stew is great for the cooler months of the year. It’s one of the meals that will warm you from the inside out, on those cold winter evenings, but it is also great anytime of the year. It’s often served for Sunday dinners.

Beef Stew has always been one of my favorite stew recipes. The tender and juicy beef and vegetables slowed cooked in a beef broth gives the stew an amazing taste. This stew is very similar to Vegetable Beef Soup, but the sauce is thickened at the end of the cooking process.

Equipment Need:

Slow Cooker

Measuring Cup and Spoons

Knife for cutting vegetables.

Potato peeler (optional)

Ladle

Ingredients:

Beef– Beef chuck roast is the best beef to use for beef stew.

Olive oil-is used to Sautee meat and vegetables. You may also use vegetable oil, butter or another type of fat.

Onion– A large onion

Celery– 2 or more stalks of celery. I like alot of celery, so I always use a little extra.

Potatoes– The Type of potatoes you use is up to you. Red potatoes, Yukon potatoes, or russet all work fine.

Carrots– Slice carrots into bite sized pieces.

Peas– Peas is optional. Some people may prefer to leave the peas out.

Worcestershire sauce– Adds extra flavor to beef stew.

Beef Broth– adds flavor.

All-purpose flour– is used to make a slurry that thickens up the beef stew.

Bay Leaves-enhances the flavor.

salt and pepper to taste.

Directions:

  1. Cut meat into 1-inch cubes, discard any large fat pieces.
  2. Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper and add to the pan in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Brown beef on each side for about one minute, adding more olive oil if necessary. Transfer beef to slow cooker.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, add onions and celery and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds more. Transfer to slow cooker.
  4. Add diced potatoes, carrots, and bay leaves.
  5. Add beef broth and Worcestershire sauce.
  6. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours or until vegetables are softened and fork tender.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk flour and ½ cup of the stew broth together making a slurry. Stir the slurry into the slow cooker. Cook on high for an additional 15 minutes.
  8. Add peas. Cook an additional 15 minutes,
  9. Remove bay leaves and enjoy.

Storage:

Beef Stew can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days when stored in an airtight container. It will last in the freezer for up to three months when stored in a plastic, airtight container.

What to serve with Beef Stew:

Serve Beef Stew over rice or mashed potatoes or with a side salad, cornbread, or Biscuits.

More Hearty Recipes:

Vegetable Beef Soupthe perfect soup to warm you from the inside and out. Filled with protein, vegetables and tomatoes it makes a hearty and filling meal every time.

Chicken And DumplingsThis thick and Creamy soup with homemade dumplings is the perfect recipe to cozy you up and warm your soul this fall.

White Chicken Chili made with White beans, shredded chicken, the perfect spices, and creamy broth, for the perfect chili to warm you up during those cool and cold nights.

Cheeseburger Soupa hearty soup that is loaded with meat, vegetables, spices, and cheese giving you all the flavors of a cheeseburger, but in the form of a soup.

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This Slow Cooker Beef Stew is loaded with tender and juicy bites of beef, tender potatoes, Carrots, peas, and sautéed onions and celery.

  • Author: Erica Ott
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Slow Cooked
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale

2 Tablespoon olive oil

3 pounds beef chuck roast, cut into 2-inch cubes.

1 large onion

2 stalks celery diced.

1-pound potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces

16 oz carrots, cut into bite sized pieces.

1 cup frozen peas

2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

3 cups beef broth

¼ cup all-purpose flour

2 bay leaves

salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions

    1. Cut meat into 1-inch cubes, discard any large fat pieces.
    2. Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper and add to the pan in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Brown beef on each side for about one minute, adding more olive oil if necessary. Transfer beef to slow cooker.
    3. Reduce heat to medium, add onions and celery and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds more. Transfer to slow cooker.
    4. Add diced potatoes, carrots, and bay leaves.
    5. Add beef broth and Worcestershire sauce.
    6. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours or until vegetables are softened and fork tender.
    7. In a small bowl, whisk flour and ½ cup of the stew broth together making a slurry. Stir the slurry into the slow cooker. Cook on high for an additional 15 minutes.
    8. Add peas. Cook an additional 15 minutes,
    9. Remove bay leaves and enjoy.

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Keywords: Beef Stew, Slow Cooked Beef Stew

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