Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Growing up, our mom made this stew all the time!  It is so simple to put all the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it cook all day.  This is the perfect meal for a cold day and your house will smell absolutely amazing!

Serves: 8

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Delicious and hearty beef stew made in your slow cooker so it simmers all day!

15 minPrep Time

10 hrCook Time

10 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 1 (1 pound) package baby carrots
  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled and cut
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can green peas


  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Stir just enough to mix spices. Cover and cook on low 10-12 hours or high 5-6 hours. Remove bay leaf, and serve.
Cuisine: Main Dish | Recipe Type: Soup

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew
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13 Responses to “Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe”

  1. Just tried out this recipe today! It was very delicious, but a little dry. Kind of more like a pot roast vs a stew. When you make it, is it more of a thick soup or creamy? And if so, how do you achieve this?? :p The only differences I made were no worchestershire sauce, but I added in more beef broth [I used broth instead of stock as well]. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
  2. Made this a couple nights ago. It was wonderful. Used deer meat and it was so tender. Carrots and potatoes etc were perfect as well . We added mushrooms because my husband thinks they should be added to everything. I committed the Worcestershire sauce because I didn't have any on hand and refuse to purchase any ingredient if it's only a tsp.I added about three tablespoons of soy sauce instead . I cooked on the high setting. Not sure if the bay leaves were necessary. Will probably omit those next time as well to save even more money. Thanks for the great recipe. Another wonderful pinterest find !
  3. I made this for dinner tonight. It was on the thin side, so different from other stews I've had but it was very tasty. With there being more of a small amount of broth instead of a gravy I might try to put in more meat next time. Everyone cleaned out their bowls so it was a win.

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