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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew is the most comforting and easy dish to throw together this fall and winter. Tender, juicy, flavorful meat with carrots and potatoes is a meal that is not only delicious but is also nutrient dense. Add this to your meal rotation because everyone is sure to love it!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Servings: 6
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Garnish and Glaze



  • 1 1/2 pounds stew meat, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 1/2 pounds small Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 cups carrots
  • 3 ribs celery, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Place potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the meat on top.
  • Mix the beef broth, tomato sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper together and pour over the meat. Sprinkle more salt and pepper over the meat, add the bay leaves, and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 4-5 hours until meat is tender and vegetables are fork tender.


*Calories are calculated for 1/4 of the entire recipe.


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1008mg | Potassium: 1286mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7381IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 7mg