Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Stew Recipe
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Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Stew Recipe

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Come home to warm comfort food! This beef stew is based on my mom’s wonderful recipe, but I adjusted it for the slow cooker. Add a sprinkle of Parmesan to each bowl for a nice finishing touch. —Marcella West, Washburn, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh baby carrots
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon browning sauce, optional
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (calculated without browning sauce): 287 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 705mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.


  1. Place the beef, potatoes, water, carrots, soup, onion, celery, Worcestershire sauce, browning sauce if desired, bouillon granules, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Combine cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl until smooth; gradually stir into stew. Stir in peas. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 8 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Stew in Simple & Delicious February/March 2013, p36

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swinny User ID: 1858482 260826
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2017


debfar User ID: 4771051 260207
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2017

"This is a really great recipe. I really don't think the sugar is needed. Next time I will omit it. Turned out really good. I will definitely make this again."

LadyMerlin User ID: 7246803 258360
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2016

"This recipe turned out great. I couldn't find any stew meat, so I used a chuck roast and cut it up prior to cooking. I also customized the veggies to what I had, used a bit more thyme and some oregano instead of bay leaves, since I didn't have those. The cornstarch thickener didn't work for me, even though I added double what the recipe called for, but we didn't mind it being a bit thin."

knedz User ID: 5532408 257620
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2016

"I added more vegetables, corn, green beans, bag of frozen soup vegetables. Added beef soup base, original Mrs Dash, diced tomatoes with basil, I use beef broth instead of water and little red cooking wine. Taste great!"

amsm User ID: 8302234 257039
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2016

"This stew tastes like a hearty beef and vegetable stew! Lots of flavor with tender pieces of beef and vegetables throughout. After reading other reviews, I decided to add more cornstarch. I increased the amount to 6 tablespoons with the same amount of water and the stew thickened up just fine for me."

carolynstanek User ID: 1180811 255904
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2016

"Great flavor. I will add a little more cornstarch the next time to thicken the broth a little more."

theangelicious1 User ID: 8717920 254187
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2016

"This recipe was not very good. It came together okay, but there was no flavor at all. So bland. I won't be making this again."

erinmarie78 User ID: 1623503 247121
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2016

"Great recipe! I used beef broth in place of the hot water and bouillon granules and soy sauce instead of the browning sauce, since I didn't have that on hand. Loved how this made the house smell while it was in the slow cooker! Leftovers also freeze very well for quick meals later on. Delicious!"

suejjj User ID: 5304276 241901
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"Fantastic - house smelled amazing! Light brown on meat to start and used 2 cans consomme in place of water/granules and no carrots or peas (family preference)). Did first hour on high followed by 4 on low and textures of meat and veggies was perfect! Thanks for sharing!"

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 237513
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"I made this on Sunday. It only took 13 minutes to throw together. I even placed the meat in frozen and did not cube it up. I also omitted the peas (my husband is not a fan), browning sauce (only because I did to have this on hand) and the cornstarch slurry (only because we forgot). My husband really liked the added touch of the Worcestershire sauce."

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