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Big bowl of beef stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 quarts Beef Stew 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: American


Whether you call it a slow cooker or a crockpot this easy recipe is full of flavorful beef chunks and cooked to perfection vegetables!  Let this fix it and forget it meal cook all day so you can enjoy a relaxing dinner later!



  • 1/2 Cup chopped Onions
  • 1 Cup chopped Carrots
  • 1/2 Cup chopped Celery
  • 2 Tbs . Butter
  • 2 Cups diced Potatoes
  • 1 lb . Stew Meat
  • 5 Cups Beef Broth
  • 1/4 Cup Flour


  1. Melt butter in a frying pan until it starts to sizzle.
  2. Add the onions, carrots, and celery to the pan. Sauté' the vegetables for about 3 minutes. Onions and celery should be starting to turn translucent, but should not be cooked through.
  3. Remove vegetables from heat and dump them into a 6 quart slow cooker.
  4. Using the same pan, brown the stew meat over medium high heat.
  5. Once browned, stir the flour into the meat.
  6. Add 3 cups of the beef broth a little at a time until all the flour is absorbed and the gravy is smooth.
  7. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from the heat and pour into the slow cooker.
  9. Stir the potatoes and remaining 2 cups of beef broth into the slow cooker.
  10. Cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or 8 hours on low.
  11. At first the gravy with seem like it is too thin, but don't worry, the gravy will thicken more as it cools.


  • This recipe freezes really well.  Thaw in the fridge before reheating.

Keywords: easy beef stew, stew, crockpot beef stew, slow cooker beef stew


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