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The best slow cooker beef stew served with french bread

The Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew (So Easy)

April King
This is the Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe you will ever make. Loaded with tender beef, vegetables, and packed with delicious flavor. This classic comfort food recipe will become part of your family dinner rotation.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 15 mins
Course Crock Pot, Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 321 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 2 inch cubes use stew meat if you can't find chuck roast
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 medium onion cut into chunks
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 3-4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into large slices
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 3 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 6 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. Worestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups beef broth, add water if needed to cover vegetables
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstrach
  • parsley, optional as garnish


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Season beef with salt and pepper and add it to hot skillet.
  • Brown beef evenly for about 2-3 minutes. Beef will not be cooked all the way through. You are just giving the meat a good sear.
  • Add beef, onion, potatoes, carrots, and celery to slow cooker.
  • Stir in onion powder, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and beef broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • 30 minutes before serving add cornstarch slurry. Mix 2 Tbsp. cornstarch with 3 Tbsp. cold water. Wisk in beef stew, cover and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, garnish with chopped parsley if desired.


*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Calories: 321kcalCarbohydrates: 26.3gProtein: 32.8gFat: 11.6gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 368.3mgPotassium: 1358.9mgFiber: 8.7gSugar: 5.9gVitamin A: 682.6IUVitamin C: 303.7mgCalcium: 62.1mgIron: 63.7mg
Keyword Beef Stew
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