The Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Beef Stew

The Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Beef Stew

A delicious and comforting Slow Cooker Beef Stew, perfect for those cold chilly months, that comes together in a flash and the slow cooker does all of the work!

This recipe originally appeared on Cooking In Stilettos in January of 2010. The recipe has been updated with new photos and any recipe changes that I have incorporated over the years. This post may contain affiliate links to products I adore and use in my kitchen. Thank you for supporting Cooking In Stilettos.

One thing about being up north means more excuses to break in my favorite All Clad Deluxe Slow Cooker that I found under the Christmas Tree.  I do have to say that I love this slow cooker – I can brown everything in ONE POT and clean up is a breeze.  Not to mention it looks phenomenal on my counter-top if I do say so myself.  It’s truly one pot cooking as you can essentially set it and forget it and when you come home from the 9to9, the house smells phenomenal!

I digress, I know.  Beef Stew just calls for chilly weather and I have to say these past few winters have been quite the chill fest compared to what I was used to in my Orlando days.  It has me breaking out the layers and cozy slippers, especially on snowy days and no matter how hard I try, there’s always a slight draft somewhere.  However, when chill is in the forecast, I tend to head to the grocery store to look for my favorite slow cooker meals.

Growing up, I remember there was always beef stew simmering during the winter but I never had my own tried and true version – until now.  I found a recipe for “Slow Cooker Beef Stew” but I have to warn you, I changed it up quite a bit.  The end result was a beef stew that has a bit of bite and warms you to the core on a cold winter’s day.   Serve with some fluffy biscuits or homemade cornbread to sop up every last delicious drop and you have a winner of a dinner!

This easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew is the perfect bowl of comfort that will have your family asking for it to be on the menu all winter!

On to the recipe:

Gather your ingredients

Perfectly seared beef – remember, browning the beef adds so much flavor

Ready to simmer for its long winter’s nap.

Pure Winter Comfort Right Here

Shall I get you a bowl?

Beef Stew

Aly M. Cleary | Adapted from AllRecipes.com

Yields 8 - 12

This warm and comforting Slow Cooker Beef Stew is perfect for taking off the chill on a cold winter's evening.

20 minPrep Time

A delicious and comforting Slow Cooker Beef Stew, perfect for those cold chilly months, that comes together in a flash and the slow cooker does all of the work!

I digress, I know.  Beef Stew just calls for chilly weather and I have to say these past few winters have been quite the chill fest compared to what I was used to in my Orlando days.  It has me breaking out the layers and cozy slippers, especially on snowy days and no matter how hard I try, there’s always a slight draft somewhere.  However, when chill is in the forecast, I tend to head to the grocery store to look for my favorite slow cooker meals.

Growing up, I remember there was always beef stew simmering during the winter but I never had my own tried and true version – until now.  I found a recipe for “Slow Cooker Beef Stew” but I have to warn you, I changed it up quite a bit.  The end result was a beef stew that has a bit of bite and warms you to the core on a cold winter’s day.   Serve with some fluffy biscuits or homemade cornbread to sop up every last delicious drop and you have a winner of a dinner!

Gather your ingredients

Pure Winter Comfort Right Here

Beef Stew

20 minPrep Time

12 hrCook Time

12 hr, 20 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 large russet potatoes, diced
  • 4 peeled carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 cup of whole button or baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups of low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon of allspice
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