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Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Make a big pot of this homemade beef stew and everyone in your family will be fed and happy. It’s a classic comfort dish that always satisfies.  The beef is super juicy and tender and the potatoes and carrots are perfectly cooked.  It doesn’t take long to prepare this warm delicious dinner and takes just a few steps to have dinner on the table. Add all the ingredients in the slow cooker and the you return, the delicious aroma fills the house. Dinner is served and everyone will gobble up a warm, satisfying bowl. Best of all, there will be leftovers for lunch or make it into a pot pie! Beef stew pot pie is so good!

Watch the Video making Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker

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How to Cook Beef Stew Recipe in Slow Cooker or Crock Pot 

  1. Check out the full recipe in the recipe box below or print out the recipe. Cut the beef into small bite sized pieces. Traditional “Beef Stew” size is best. Just make sure they’re all evenly sized cut so they can cook evenly.
  2. Does your slow cooker have a “sauce” function? If so, try sautéing the onion, beef and garlic first before adding all the liquids in.
  3. Add tomato sauce, cubed beef, beef stock and other spices into the slow cooker. Make sure to push all the ingredients under the sauce so it’s fully immersed before you start slow cooking.
  4. Close the lid and come back to a favorite classic comfort dish everyone will enjoy!

Recipe Slow Cooker Beef Stew | AirFryerWorld.com

Recipe Slow Cooker Beef Stew | AirFryerWorld.com

Recipe Slow Cooker Beef Stew | AirFryerWorld.com

Recipe Slow Cooker Beef Stew | AirFryerWorld.com

Recipe Slow Cooker Beef Stew | AirFryerWorld.com

Here’s the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker Version of the Beef Stew Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Stew | AirFryerWorld.com

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew | AirFryerWorld.com

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

When the beef is cut into bigger cubes, they take longer to cook in order to get tender. If you want to make this in an Instant Pot, we have a recipe here for our Instant Pot Beef Stew.
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  • 2 pounds (907 g) Beef Stew meat , cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (1 medium) onion , chopped
  • 4 cloves (4 cloves) garlic , minced
  • 4 (4) carrots , cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 pound (454 g) potatoes , cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 stalks (2 stalks) celery , chopped
  • 2 cups (480 ml) beef broth
  • 14 ounces (397 g) tomato sauce  (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Worcestershire sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) dried herbs (thyme, oregano, basil)
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt , or to personal taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons (45 ml) corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons (45 ml) water


  • Slow Cooker


  • Add all the ingredients (except water & cornstarch) in slow cooker (beef, onion, garlic, carrots, potatoes, broth, tomato sauce, soy/Worcestershire sauce, herbs, sugar, salt, and pepper).
  • Stir all the ingredients together and and make sure to push all ingredients down into the liquid.
  • Cover and cook the stew on Low for about 6-7 hours or about 5-6 hours on High.
  • Make the corn starch slurry to thicken the beef stew: In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir the corn starch slurry into the beef stew, cover with the lid, and cook for about 5 minutes or until the stew sauce thickens. Enjoy!

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).

Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 266kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 915mg, Potassium: 1001mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 5355IU, Vitamin C: 14.1mg, Calcium: 75mg, Iron: 5.3mg

This recipe is shared from our sister site BestRecipeBox.com.