Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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A delicious hearty stew with beef, carrots and potatoes in a rich sauce. All cooked in the slow cooker. Comfort food made easy this Winter!

slow cooker beef stew in a bowl

My two favourite things at this time of year are comfort food meals and my slow cooker. So why not put those two together and create a delicious Winter inspired recipe that feeds the soul!

My Slow Cooker Beef Stew is rich and hearty, packed with chunks of diced beef, carrots and potatoes. All cooked in a thick sauce. So delicious!

beef stew in the slow cooker

The key to getting a thick sauce in the slow cooker is to firstly coat the meat in flour and then brown on the hob.

You can do this in a frying pan or in a slow cooker pot if you have one that can go directly onto the hob.

Then add the beef back into the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients and leave it to do its magic!

step by step photos for slow cooker beef stew

This stews takes about 4 hours to cook on low or 6 hours on high, so it’s perfect to throw on in the morning ready for an instant dinner when you get home in the evening.

You can see from the pictures how much sauce I have in my stew. I know some people like even more and in that case simply add more beef stock to the recipe.

sauce

Ingredient Substitutions

Beef – I used lean diced beef but you can use other cuts of beef too. Shin beef would also be delicious.

Flour – It’s totally fine to use a gluten free flour.

Veggies – Don’t like carrots or want to add other veg? Parsnips, butternut squash chunks, turnips and sweet potato will all work well too.

beef stew in the slow cooker

If you liked my Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe please do leave me a comment and a star rating below. You can also share your pictures with me on Instagram.  I always love to see your creations!

beef stew served with a side serving of greens

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew


  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Slow Cooker Meals

Description

A delicious hearty stew with beef, carrots and potatoes in a rich sauce. All cooked in the slow cooker. Comfort food made easy this Winter!


Ingredients

  • 800g lean diced beef
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 700g Maris Piper Potatoes, peeled and cut into medium sized chunks
  • 400ml beef stock
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves (or 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: fresh parsely

Instructions

  1. Add the beef and flour to a bowl and mix well.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan or in the pot of the slow cooker if you have one that can be used on the hob.
  3. Add the beef and fry until browned.
  4. Add the beef to the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
  6. This is optional but once cooked you can sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.
  7. Serve with green vegetables.

Notes

Leftovers can be kept in a container in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheated on the hob or in the microwave. This stew can also be frozen and defrosted overnight in the fridge before reheating.

If you liked this recipe you may also enjoy:

Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole

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