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Slow Cooker Beef Stew is incredibly easy to make and filling with tender beef and veggies. Comfort food at it's best made easy in the slow cooker.

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew is incredibly easy to make and filled with tender beef 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 377kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 pounds stew meat cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes cut into halves
  • 3 large carrots cut into ½-inch-thick rondelle
  • 1 onion diced
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried chili powder
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium heat.
  • Season beef with salt and pepper. Add beef to the skillet and cook until browned, for about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Place browned beef, potatoes, carrots, diced onion, and half of the minced garlic into a 6-qt or 7-qt slow cooker.
  • In a large dish, combine beef broth, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce, whisk to combine, and add the mixture to the slow cooker.
  • Stir in dried thyme, dried rosemary, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours.
  • Pressure Cooker option: If using an InstantPot Pressure Cooker select the Stew function and increase the time to 50 minutes.
  • Once the stew is done, stir in gently the remaining minced garlic, it will add a nice punch of flavor.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour with ½ cup of stew broth until fully combined and with no lumps. Stir in flour mixture into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve!


Serving: 0g | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 625mg | Potassium: 941mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3950IU | Vitamin C: 12.2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 4.6mg