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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Perfectly tender beef & veggies get all cozy in my slow cooker beef stew recipe! Set it and forget it with this crockpot meal perfect for cold weather!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Slow Cooker Beef Stew, How To Make Slow Cooker Beef Stew, Slow Cooker Beef Stew, Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 556kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast trimmed and cut Into 1-inch cubed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups to 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 large beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 (10 3/ -ounces) can condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 2 large Russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 medium carrots cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 stalks celery cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces whole mushrooms trimmed
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas thawed


  • Pour flour into a 1-gallon Ziplock bag.  Add meat, in batches, and shake to evenly coat all pieces.
  • Add oil to a large skillet and heat. When the oil is hot, brown meat in batches without crowding it. Transfer meat, when it's browned, directly to crockpot. Add 1 1/2 cups water and bouillon cubes to the skillet and cook, stirring up the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet and dissolving the bouillon cubes. Remove from heat and add tomato soup, Italian seasonings, bay leaves, and black pepper and stir to combine. Pour into the crockpot over beef. Add the onions, potatoes, carrots, celery, and mushrooms.
    How to make slow cooker beef stew recipe, cooking in the crock pot
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the beef and veggies are tender. If needed, add more water.  Add the thawed peas the last 20-30 minutes of cooking. Discard bay leaves and serve.
    How to make slow cooker beef stew recipe, adding peas


Serving: 1/6 of the recipe | Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 884mg | Potassium: 1321mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5335IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 5.8mg