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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew is sure to keep you warm and cozy when it's cold outside. Tender pan-seared beef mingles with fluffy Yukon potatoes, onions, carrots and garlic in a wonderfully creamy beef broth.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef stew crock pot, beef stew in slow cooker, old fashioned slow cooker beef stew
Servings: 6
Calories: 583kcal
Author: Jill


  • Slow Cooker


  • 3 pound chuck roast cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 yellow onion cut into small chunks
  • 4 large carrots cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 pound Yukon potatoes cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup dry red wine or sub beef broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup flour


  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Add beef, season with salt and pepper and brown in batches, give the meat a nice sear.
  • Season the beef with salt and pepper. Transfer the beef from the pan to the slow cooker.
  • Add in the onions to the skillet. Cook the onions for 3-4 minutes, stir then cook another 3 minutes. Once done, transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Next add the carrots, potatoes, broth, salt, tomato paste, red wine, thyme, garlic and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Stir all the ingredients until well mixed and cook on low for 7 hours.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour and 1/2 cup stew broth. Stir in flour mixture into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 20 minutes, or until thickened.


Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 942mg | Potassium: 1411mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7000IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 7mg