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5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Freezer Meal: Hearty Beef Stew

All the wonderful flavors you would expect and more with tender chunks of beef and vegetables to create one of the best comfort food recipes on a cold day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Freezer Meal, slow cooker, Stew
Author: Camille Beckstrand


  • Gallon Sized Freezer Bag


  • 1 pound beef stew cubes
  • 4 carrots sliced
  • 4 red potatoes cut into large cubes
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 10.5 ounce cans
  • 1 can tomato sauce 8 ounce can
  • 1 bag frozen green peas 10 ounce bag


  • Place all ingredients in a resealable gallon-sized freezer bag.
  • Mix together and zip bag closed.
  • When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge for 24 hours.
  • Cook on LOW for 7-10 hours (or HIGH for 5-6 hours).


I double-bagged this stew because it stuffed the freezer bag to the brim! Better safe than sorry!
This recipe doesn't work as well in the Instant Pot - we recommend using your slow cooker for this recipe. If you are looking for a Beef Stew recipe that you can make in the Instant Pot, use this one: https://youtu.be/rFWXBfnOHXI