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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Chunky vegetables and tender beef make this stew a comfort food at it's best! Easy prep and cooks in a slow cooker - my favorite way to make beef stew.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot beef stew, slow cooker beef stew
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 200 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 lbs beef stew meat
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 carrots cut into large chunks
  • 4 Russet potatoes cut into large chunks
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1.5 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 cups beef broth or stock
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups water optional
  • 1 cup frozen green beans optional


  1. In a large skillet, heat up olive oil. Add stew meat, season with salt and pepper and brown on all sides. 

  2. Add carrots, potatoes, garlic to 5 to 7 quart slow cooker. Add meat. 

  3. In a measuring cup, whisk together 1 cup of beef stock and cornstarch. Add to slow cooker.

  4. Add all of the remaining ingredients to slow cooker. Set on LOW and cook 6 to 8 hours OR set on HIGH and cook for 4 to 5 hours. 

  5. In the last 15 to 30 minutes of cooking, add frozen green beans. 

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 759mg33%
Potassium 967mg28%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 8795IU176%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.