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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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."

kaid21 User ID: 8158121 235807
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"Was good, made exactly as stated, cept a little bit more cornstarch"

kdfromm User ID: 8406252 234827
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015

"It was great!! I made this according to the recipe, but it seems I could have used a little more cornstarch - the gravy wasn't as thick as I had hoped. I plan to make it again for sure."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 226107
Reviewed May. 9, 2015


I didn't bother with the cornstarch and water, I was too hungry to care if it was thick. lol"

laceyest User ID: 3475325 218985
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"I made the recipe almost exactly as given and it was great. It made plenty so I will have leftovers or freeze some up for later. I served it with hot cornbread and butter and it was a perfect winter feast. Due to other reviews commenting on the amount of cornstarch I did use 1/3 cup instead of the 1/4 cup. The sauce was the perfect thickness for a stew. I will definitely keep this recipe on hand and make again."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 215786
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"I had some trouble with the thickening like one of the other reviewers, but the next day, perfect!! A definite keeper."

bmlink627 User ID: 6613671 215732
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014


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