Slow Cooker Beef Stew

I’ve been waiting to make this slow cooker beef stew since last winter.

Growing up, this stew was a staple in my house. I remember my mom making large batches and keeping it on the stove for us to eat whenever we got hungry. The best was coming inside after playing outside in the freezing cold to a warm bowl.

I remember thinking, “wow, my mom works so hard to make good food for us!” Which was and is still true, but when I found out how easy it really is to throw this stew together, I was ecstatic.

beef stew
Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Essentially, you can just throw all your ingredients into a pot and let it simmer for a few hours, and then you’re good to go.

Similar to my chickpea chili recipe, it’s an easy must-have in the winter months.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Everyone's favorite winter staple.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours


  • 1 lb stewing meat
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 onion
  • 6 carrots
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  1. Heat olive oil on a skillet. Once at medium heat, add beef (cut into cubes) to the skillet with salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 mins.

  2. Add meat and all other ingredients to a slow cooker, and cook for 5 hours, or until the beef is tender.

  3. Serve & enjoy!

beef stew
Slow Cooker Beef Stew

It’s healthy, hearty, and will keep you warm even when it feels like the earth is freezing over this winter.

I will be adding a few more stews and soups to the blog over the next couple of months, but will mainly be focusing on Thanksgiving-themed and then Christmas themed meals and sides for the next couple of weeks.

Let me know if there is anything, in particular, you want me to recreate! All of my recipes are gluten-free, and many vegan as well.

As always, let me know if you try this out! I love stews and soups because not only are they a cozy treat for the winter months, but they are usually pretty easy to make.

xx Linds

P.S. If you enjoyed this fall recipe, make sure to check out my corn chickpea chili or my single-serve apple pies!