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 until meat is tender, 6-8 hours.
  2. Combine cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl until smooth; gradually stir into stew. Stir in peas. Cover and cook on high until thickened, 30 minutes. Yield: 8 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Stew in Simple & Delicious February/March 2013 , p36

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Wieners User ID: 1845812 263438
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2017

"Using previous review's suggestions I lessened the water and added a 6oz. can of tomato paste for thickening. I also added frozen corn because we like it in our stews. I made it one day to eat the next to mellow flavors. Very Good."

Rex User ID: 9102121 263160
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2017

"A very tasty stew but quite runny. I would recommend cutting the amount water in half. Adding the cornstarch didn't thicken the stew at all since there was so much liquid. I will definitely be making this recipe again but with less water."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 262095
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2017

"This was excellent! I omitted the celery, and used 1/2 cup each corn starch and water. Stew thickened up nicely, and the meat was very tender."

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."

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