Slow-Cooker Beef Stew


Load the crock pot and go with this stew recipe that's prepped in the morning and simmers all day so you'll come home to a Sunday-worthy dinner (and your house smelling downright heavenly). Tender beef, melt-in-your-mouth potatoes and carrots in a rich broth--this could be the best and easiest beef stew you've ever made.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
8 servings


  • 3 pounds boneless beef chuck, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced

  • 1 ½ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1 1/2 -inch pieces

  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 2-inch lengths

  • ¾ cup red wine

  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium beef broth

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 small bay leaf

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Place beef in a large bowl and season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add flour and toss to coat. Shake off excess flour back into the bowl and reserve.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add about a third of the beef to the pan. Cook until brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a 6-quart slow cooker. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and cook the remaining beef in 2 more batches, adjusting the heat as needed. Transfer to the slow cooker.

  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to the pan. Cook on medium heat, stirring, until soft, about 8 minutes. Add the onion to the slow cooker along with potatoes and carrots. Add wine to the pan and scrape up any browned bits. Pour into the slow cooker.

  4. Whisk broth, tomato paste, thyme, bay leaf and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper into the flour left in the bowl. Pour over the stew ingredients and stir well.

  5. Cover the slow cooker and cook on High for 4 hours or on Low for 7 1/2 hours. Serve the stew sprinkled with parsley, if desired.

    Slow-Cooker Beef Stew


Equipment: 6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

590 Calories
20g Fat
32g Carbs
64g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size generous 1 1/4 cups
Calories 590
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 64g 128%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 177mg 59%
Vitamin A 9814IU 196%
Vitamin C 17mg 19%
Folate 76mcg 19%
Sodium 624mg 27%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 7mg 40%
Magnesium 81mg 19%
Potassium 1363mg 29%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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