Slow Cooker Beef Stew has to be one of the best slow cooker recipes on the planet during cooler weather. Hearty, delicious, and oh so comforting.

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Beef Stew was one of the very first dishes that I remember making for the Mister when we were first married. I remember it vividly because it was less than a total success for many reasons.

I made it in the tiny kitchen of our first two bedroom, one bath home on the main street in town. We never knew the exact age of the house, but when we first visited it one day during our lunch breaks from work, the heels of my pumps sunk through the dry-rotted green carpet with every step that I made. But we loved it and saw all the potential in that little brick house. We were so proud of our first house and over time fixed it up to be such a cute home.

But, the day I made Beef Stew was one I will never forget. I’d planned the meal to the nth degree and while my new husband was busy working on a project on the house, I was determined to make him a dish his Mama told me was one of his very favorites.

The end result? I managed to burn the beef for the stew, add in way more tomatoes than the recipe called for, under cook the carrots and potatoes, forget seasonings beyond salt, and serve a bowl that my husband politely said, “doesn’t look like my Mama’s.”

We still joke about that bowl of beef stew that we each politely nibbled a few bites of and then quietly made its way to the garbage disposal.

Luckily, since then, I’ve become a much better cook and can practically make Beef Stew with my eyes closed. I’ve shared my recipe for cooking Beef Stew before, but this Slow Cooker Beef Stew version is perfect for busy days when you need something comforting and delicious for supper.

Serve it with cornbread and you have a meal that anyone would love!

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Here’s my Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe. Make it soon!

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Stew is perfect for those busy days when you need a comforting bowl of beef stew for supper! Get this easy, slow cooker beef stew recipe that your family is sure to love.
5 from 4 votes

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 3-4 pound chuck roast cut into bite sized cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Stone House Seasoning
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 pounds red potatoes cut into chunks
  • 3 carrots sliced into 1-inch slices
  • 3 stalks celery sliced into 1-inch slices
  • 1 14-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 3 cups beef stock


  • Spray insert of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Add all ingredients to slow cooker insert and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Serve warm.
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Robyn xo


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33 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. I’m sorry I don’t understand how much meat I will need to make this recipe for slow cooker beef stew. Please let me know. Looks delish!


  2. Thank you for this! You have no idea how much I have been in of a good beef stew recipe! Everyone I have tried has turned out just boring! Your looks incredible and like something my whole family would enjoy! Yes!

  3. Your blog is one of my favorites when it comes to a family pleasing recipe. Never fails that it is a winner!
    I have this one in the slow cooker right now and it smells delish! I use my slow cooker year round. It’s just too easy not to!
    I haven’t had this yet but I’m rating it based on smells!

    1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth. I appreciate your sweet comment! I do hope y’all love the beef stew. It is perfect for this time of year! {And I use mine year-round, too!}

  4. Thank you so much. Looks delicious. I will make it for Saturday.
    Thank you for all your recipes. Will try many of them. Will continue to check your site.

  5. OMG – my house has smelt delicious all day and we couldn’t wait to try this Beef Stew. It was absolutely delicious!! I used stewing beef instead of chuck roast (it’s what I had :-)) I didn’t add celery as not fussed on it cooked, I used a 7qrt Crock Pot and cooked for 5 1/2 hrs. Everything else was as per the recipe . Thank so much for sharing – it will definitely be cooked again, especially with winter around the corner 🙂

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