Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

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Rene Published: September 23, 2021
Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Stew

This hearty beef stew recipe promises a vibrant, flavorful dish that is succulently tender, thanks to the slow-cooking process.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 hours 15 minutes
Total: 10 hours 35 minutes



  • lbsbeef
  • ground black pepper
  • ¼cupall-purpose flour
  • 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 1lbpotato
  • 4carrots
  • 2onions
  • 4clovegarlic
  • cupsSwanson® Beef Stock
  • 1tbspWorcestershire sauce
  • 1tspthyme leaves,dried
  • 1bayleaf
  • 1cupfrozen peas


  1. Season the beef with black pepper. Coat the beef with 2 tablespoons of the flour. Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef in 2 batches and cook until it’s well browned, stirring often.

  2. Place the potatoes, carrots, onions and garlic into a 5-quart slow cooker. Top with the beef. Add 3 cups of the stock, Worcestershire, thyme and bay leaf.

  3. Cover and cook on Low for 10 to 11 hours (or on High for 5 to 6 hours) or until the beef is fork-tender. Remove and discard the bay leaf.

  4. Stir the remaining flour and stock in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth. Stir the flour mixture and peas in the cooker. Increase the heat to High. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the mixture boils and thickens.


  • Calories: 321.57kcal
  • Fat: 8.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.55g
  • Trans Fat: 0.30g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.86g
  • Fiber: 5.07g
  • Sugar: 6.43g
  • Protein: 31.45g
  • Cholesterol: 71.44mg
  • Sodium: 433.87mg
  • Calcium: 76.74mg
  • Potassium: 1261.88mg
  • Iron: 4.48mg
  • Vitamin A: 365.96µg
  • Vitamin C: 25.65mg
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