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Slow Cooker Beef Stew from Scratch

Ultimate Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This homemade stew is a hearty dish packed with chunks of tender meat, potatoes, and veggies. #beefstew #stew #beefrecipes #sweetandsavorymeals #easyrecipe #slowcooker #crockpotis a hearty dish packed with chunks of tender meat, potatoes, and veggies.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 420 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2-3 pounds chuck roast or beef stewing meat trimmed and cut into 2-3 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup red wine or use beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth low-sodium, more if needed
  • 4 medium carrots peeled and cut into 1/4-inch chunks
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 pound mini red potatoes peeled and cut into halves
  • 8 ounces baby Bella mushrooms cleaned stem removed and cap cut into halves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme tied together
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary

Cornstarch Mix:

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water


  • Chopped fresh parsley


  1. Place beef chunks into a large bowl, sprinkle with flour, salt, and black pepper. Use kitchen tongs to toss and coat the beef in flour.
  2. Place a non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil. Once the oil is hot, add the beef into one layer, work in batches if needed. Brown, on all sides, for about 5 minutes per batch. Once done cooking, transfer it to the slow cooker.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter, once melted add onion and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the wine to deglaze the skillet. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker on top of the meat.
  4. Add Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste.
  5. Add carrots, celery, potatoes, and mushrooms (if using).
  6. Pour beef broth on top.
  7. Add bay leaves, thyme, and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours.
  9. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  10. If you prefer the stew to be thicker, either mash some if the potatoes or add the cornstarch mix.
  11. Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl until fully combined. Add the mixture to the pot during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
  12. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 979mg43%
Potassium 976mg28%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 5395IU108%
Vitamin C 10.7mg13%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.