Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

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Toni Spencer Modified: March 23, 2022
Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Chuck roast is slow-cooked with potatoes, onions, carrots, and lots of herbs and spices to make this beef stew recipe. It’s a heartwarming stew recipe made especially for cold days.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 20 minutes



  • 3lbchuck roast
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspblack pepper,coarse ground
  • 1yellow onion,chopped
  • 4carrots,cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 4yukon potatoes,chopped
  • 4cupsbeef broth
  • ¼cuptomato paste
  • 1bay leaf
  • 1tspthyme
  • 4cloves garlic,minced
  • 1tbspWorcestershire sauce
  • 2tbspbutter,unsalted
  • 2tbspflour


  1. Preheat an aluminum slow cooker or cast iron skillet on high heat.

  2. Season the beef with half the salt and all the pepper.

  3. Add to the skillet and brown on each side for 4 to 6 minutes or until deeply browned on each side.

  4. Remove the beef from the pan and add in the onions.

  5. Cook the onions for 3 minutes, stir then cook another 3 minutes.

  6. Into the slow cooker add the onions, carrots, potatoes, broth, second half of the salt, tomato paste, bay leaf, thyme, garlic and Worcestershire sauce.

  7. Cut the beef into 2 to 3-inch chunks and add it to the slow cooker.

  8. Stir all the ingredients until well mixed and cook on Low for 7 hours.

  9. In a small bowl, mix the butter and flour and add it to the slow cooker and stir.

  10. Cook for 1 more hour or until thickened.


  • Calories: 386.60kcal
  • Fat: 12.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.54g
  • Trans Fat: 0.54g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.22g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.70g
  • Fiber: 3.96g
  • Sugar: 4.83g
  • Protein: 41.69g
  • Cholesterol: 116.49mg
  • Sodium: 713.45mg
  • Calcium: 67.53mg
  • Potassium: 1589.34mg
  • Iron: 6.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 290.95µg
  • Vitamin C: 26.68mg
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