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Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Stew Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Stew Recipe

Come home to warm comfort food! This is based on my mom’s wonderful recipe, though I tweaked 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 YIELD: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


  • 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).

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

Reviews for Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Stew

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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!"

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!"

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."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

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

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."

Reviewed May. 9, 2015


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

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."

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."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014


Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"This recipe is a keeper. It was yummy in my tummy. Very delicious and so easy to make."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"This was so easy and so delicious. I put in two cans of beef consume and one cup water instead of three cups water. Also, my husband and kids all liked it too. I added mushrooms, extra carrots and celery. Extra cornstarch was needed as well. I can't wait to eat the leftovers!"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"I'm not a very experienced cook, but it was easy enough for me to make & it turned out delicious. It has a great "mom's home cooking" flavor. I didn't have celery, so I substituted zucchini that I put in at the same time as the peas. This is a very good recipe!"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"A wonderful recipe. I followed the recipe completely but had trouble thickening it for some reason. Just added a bit of flour in a bit of water and that did it. Great! Will make again for sure!"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"Yum! One of the better recipes for beef stew that I've tried in a while."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"everybody loved this!"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"Excellent comfort food. Add bread and butter and enjoy."

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