The Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew: Made with Love

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This recipe for Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew is super easy to prepare and absolutely delicious!

It will warm you up and fill your belly after a long, busy day!

Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew

I’m very fortunate to have so many great memories growing up as a child.

And several of those memories are of my Mom cooking meals for her four kids.

One of the meals my Mom would make was a nice big pot of beef stew.

There’s no replacement for a home cooked meal

These days, there are so many restaurant eat-in & delivery options, as well as fast food.

It makes it so easy to skip making a meal and just have someone else do all the work.

But there’s just nothing like being home, smelling the comforting aroma of a good meal cooking, made by your Momma.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew is So Easy to Prepare

And it’s so easy to prepare and throw into your slow cooker!

Then you can move on to whatever you have to do for the day ahead of you.

The Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew: Made with Love

Come Home to a Prepared Meal

Then, later on, when you get home, you’ll most likely make a bee line to your slow cooker.

You’ll smell the wonderful smell of ‘homemade’ and lift the slow cooker lid to see the raw ingredients transformed into a big pot of comfort-food goodness!


Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Housewives of Frederick County
A hearty, warm, delicious recipe for beef stew.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 516 kcal


  • 2 lbs Beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • ¼ cup All-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 clove Minced garlic
  • 1 Bay leaf (optional)
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups Beef broth
  • 3 Potatoes, diced into bite size pieces
  • 4 Carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk Celery, chopped


  • Place meat in slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the flour, salt and pepper; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture.
  • Stir in the garlic, bay leaf (optional), paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and celery.
  • Cover and cook on low setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high setting for 4 to 6 hours.


Make sure the carrots and potatoes are cut into small pieces to ensure that they cook through.
Keyword beef stew

A bowl of hearty goodness

Serve with Hot French Bread

Whenever I make this recipe, I serve it along with some steaming hot french bread.

It’s so stick-to-your ribs good and you can guarantee that your family will be going back for seconds.

And if you’re looking for a nice set of sturdy bowls to serve your stew in, this set of porcelain fluted bowls (Amazon) is perfect for hot stews, cereal, ice cream, and more.

They come in all white or assorted colors.

I bought a set of 6 for myself and a set of 6 for my nephew who is living off-campus down in Clemson.

We both love them!

The Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew: Made with Love

Tips on Ingredients

As is noted in the recipe, make sure that you slice your carrots very thin and dice your potatoes small.

This will ensure that they are cooked through.

You would think that after cooking for 4 to 6 hours, the carrots and potatoes would be well cooked through.

However, for some reason slow cookers are different than cooking on your stove top.

The Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew: Made with Love

I used white potatoes and I omitted the bay leaf.

I’m just not a fan of bay leaves.

In addition, white potatoes tend to cook better than baking potatoes in a slow cooker.

The Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew: Made with Love

With colder days approaching, this Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew will hit the spot for you and your family.

For more posts on recipes that will warm you up, click on the below links:

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