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A bowl of Crock Pot Beef Stew

Crock Pot Beef Stew

Crock Pot Beef Stew is the ultimate comfort food. Tender chunks of beef with potatoes and carrots in a thick, hearty gravy makes for a nourishing meal any time of year!
Course Soup
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Beef Stew, Crock Pot, Slow Cooker
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 287kcal
Author Echo Blickenstaff


  • Crock Pot Slow Cooker



  • Cut roast into 1 1/2 inch bite size chunks and place them in a gallon size resealable bag or other airtight container. Add flour, salt, and pepper. Shake bag until the meat is coated with flour.
    A glass bowl full of beef stew pieces coated in flour
  • Heat olive oil in a large heavy bottom skillet or pot. Add coated meat and brown each piece on all sides.
    Browned beef stew meat in a skillet
  • While meat is browning, cut potatoes and carrots and place both in the bottom of a crock pot. When meat is browned, layer the meat on top of the potatoes and carrots and leave remaining juices in the skillet.
    Potatoes, carrots, and beef in a white crock pot
  • Return the skillet to the stovetop and add butter. Melt the butter on medium-high heat, then saute onions and garlic. Stir in beef broth, tomato paste, red wine vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. In a small cup, combine cornstarch and cold water. Mix until smooth then add to the liquid mixture in the skillet. This will thicken the liquid. Pour all the contents of the skillet over the meat and vegetables in the crock pot. Add thyme, parsley flakes, and bay leaves.
    Beef Stew in a crock pot before it is cooked
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for approximately 4 hours. 30 minutes before serving check the taste of the broth and add salt, pepper, or seasonings as needed. Allow to cook for another 30 minutes after adding seasonings.
    Stew cooking in a crock pot with the lid on
  • Remove bay leaves before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley.
    A bowl of Crock Pot Beef Stew



Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1159mg | Potassium: 979mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6610IU | Vitamin C: 16.7mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 6.2mg