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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Stew

Nothing beats coming home to a fully prepared meal. This slow cooker stew recipe makes perfectly tender meat, potatoes, and veggies. Packed with flavor.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 12 hours 20 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 518 kcal


  • 2 pound stew meat cut into 1-2″ cubes
  • 4 small potatoes peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 pound carrots peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 celery ribs thick sliced
  • 10.75 oz tomatoes diced, canned
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper fresh cracked
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Morton Nature’s Seasons Seasoning Blend


  • Place stew meat at bottom of slow cooker.
  • Add the potatoes on top of the meat.
  • Sprinkle spices over potatoes and meat.
  • Layer the carrots, onion, celery over the potato layer.
  • Pour the can of tomatoes on top.
  • Pour beef broth over everything.
  • Cook in slow cooker on LOW for 10-12 hours or on HIGH for 5-6 hours.


Ingredients can be prepared ahead of time and frozen, separating the ingredients by step. From frozen, it will take longer so you’ll probably want to start it on high and then move to low when it gets close to being ready.
Leftovers can be frozen, as well.
Since this is a slow cooker recipe, it’s kid friendly for making and eating. The adult can do the hard prep stuff and kids can add and stir ingredients in the slow cooker. Also, a great way to teach kids how to cut meat and veggies when they get to an appropriate age. Stew doesn’t require perfectly sized ingredients so perfect for someone who’s learning to use a knife.
Keyword freezer friendly, kid friendly, slow cooker

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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