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Slow Cooker Chunky Roast Stew Recipe

As winter rolls in it’s time to roll out your slow cooker recipes and make sure to start with our slow cooker chunky roast stew!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef slow cooker recipe, Favorite family recipe, Old fashioned beef stew, Slow cooker beef stew recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 344kcal


  • Skillet
  • Slow Cooker
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


  • 2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes not drained
  • 3 potatoes diced
  • 16 ounces baby portabella mushrooms diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoons fresh parsley optional topping


  • Trim the fat from the meat and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces (You could also have the butcher cut it for you.)
  • In a gallon sized plastic bag, combine flour, thyme, and pepper. Add your meat to the bag, zip it closed and shake it to coat.
  • In a skillet, heat 4 Tablespoons of the oil over high heat. Add your meat and cook sear edges for about 4-5 minutes or until the outside edges of the meat are brown. Transfer it to your Slow Cooker.
  • Add in the onion, garlic, beef broth, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, diced potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, celery, salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Sprinkle fresh parsley on top when ready to serve.


  •  I often have to substitute it with something else. The Food Network gives you great ways to substitute for tomato paste with ingredients you already have.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 1175mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4602IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 4mg