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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


This slow cooker beef stew will warm you right up this fall and winter with it’s tender pieces of meat and veggies in rich brown gravy.



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

Keywords: beef stew, stew, crockpot, slow cooker