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Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

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This slow cooker beef stew recipe is mouthwatering and lower in calories per serving. Perfect for dinner on those cooler nights.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

I adore a hearty bowl of stew on a cold day. This slow cooker beef stew recipe is full of hearty chunks of beef, veggies, and a mouthwatering broth, equals the perfect dinner for a cool evening. 

Stew is a great way to get in those veggies. They are cooked down in the broth and the flavor of the veggies, potatoes and meat together taste great. We love slow cooker meals in our house because we have a lot of busy afternoons where there isn’t always time to cook.

What is stew?

Stew is similar to soup in that they both use similar ingredients and are cooked in a broth. However, a stew is a mixture of larger-cut vegetables, meat, or poultry, with less liquid, that are cooked over a longer period of time.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Comforting homemade meal
  • Great family meal
  • Perfect for meal prep
Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Lean beef stew meat
  • Olive oil
  • Flour
  • Vegetable broth
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Red bell pepper
  • Bay leaves
  • Beef broth
  • Fire roasted tomatoes 

How to make this recipe

1 – Coat the beef with the flour. Shake off the excess flour, then sprinkle 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper on the beef.

2 – Over medium heat, in a saucepan with extra-virgin olive oil, brown the floured beef.

3 – Pour in the vegetable broth. Cook until the sauce is slightly thickened, which is about 5 minutes.

4 – Transfer the beef and its sauce to the slow cooker.

5 – Add the onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots, celery, red peppers, bay leaves, broth, tomatoes, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in the slow cooker.

6 – Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high 4-6 hours.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

How do I store beef stew?

Once the stew has cooked down, place it in an airtight container. Properly stored, the beef stew will last for 3 days in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze beef stew?

Yes. Place cooled beef stew in a freezer safe resealable bag, being sure to leave a little extra space at the top. The stew will expand when it freezes. Properly stored, the beef stew will last up to 3 months in the freezer.

Please Note

Different slow cookers may cook at different rates, so be sure to keep on eye on your food so it doesn’t burn.

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Calories per serving (1 cup): 383

Yield: 6 Servings

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This slow cooker beef stew recipe is mouthwatering and lower in calories per serving. Perfect for dinner on those cooler nights.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean beef stew meat, 1" cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups beef broth, fat-free and low-sodium
  • 14 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Coat the beef with the flour. Shake off the excess then sprinkle 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper.
  2. Over medium heat, in a saucepan with extra-virgin olive oil, brown the floured beef, then pour in the vegetable broth. Cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the beef and its sauce to the slow cooker.
  4. Add onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots, celery, red peppers, bay leaves, broth, tomatoes, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in the slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high 4-6 hours. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 741mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Kim

Thursday 20th of June 2019

This looks delicious! I love slowcooker meals too!

simplylowcal

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Slow cookers are a great invention. :)

Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef

Thursday 20th of June 2019

I absolutely love a bowl of stew on a rainy day and this looks so fresh and tasty! 😍

simplylowcal

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Thanks! A perfect rainy day meal.

angela

Wednesday 19th of June 2019

This looks like a good hearty stew. Have you tried substituting the potatoes for maybe big chunks of cauliflower? Something that won't get too mushy in the crockpot but would be fewer calories/carbs? I often leave the potatoes out but looking at this photo made me picture maybe a swap!?

simplylowcal

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

You could do the cauliflower, but I would wait and add it at the end so it's not in the crockpot for too long. Maybe the last 30-60 minutes. Let me know if you try it out.

Kendra

Wednesday 19th of June 2019

So much YUM! This is my hubby's favorite meal no matter what the weather is like. :)

simplylowcal

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

It's one of my favorites too. Super delicious.

Morgan

Wednesday 19th of June 2019

This looks so comforting! Beef stew really is the best on a cold day!

simplylowcal

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

It really is. :)

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