Crock Pot Beef Stew is easy to make and incredible comfort food. It’s hearty and full of tender beef and flavorful vegetables.


The Best Beef Stew In a Crock Pot

Texas weather is, well… unpredictable at best. We can go from 85 down to 25 in one afternoon. Just like we did last week. When the weather gets cold, drizzly, and yucky, I always want something warm for dinner. Something that will give me “warm soup belly” (for those How I Met Your Mother fans). I also love when that warm soup belly can come from a slow cooked, crock pot meal. What’s even better about this meal is that it gives Jacob a good, hearty serving of veggies in a way he loves.

Crock Pot Beef Stew Ingredients

  • beef stew meat
  • reduced-sodium beef broth
  • tomato juice
  • garlic
  • onion
  • red potatoes
  • frozen peas
  • celery and carrots
  • corn
  • Italian seasoning
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • bay leaves

How to Make Beef Stew In a Crock Pot

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in the crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours or until beef is tender and falling apart.
  3. Remove the bay leaves and adjust any seasonings as necessary.

Crock Pot Stew FAQs

Can You Put Raw Beef In the Slow Cooker?

You can put raw beef in the slow cooker. Just be sure to cook long enough to reach a safe internal temperature.

How Can I Thicken My Beef Stew in a Crock Pot?

If your beef stew is a bit runny, you can add a corn starch slurry. Mix together 1 tablespoon of corn starch with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Pour that into the beef stew and let it cook until thickened.

What Is the Best Potato for Crock Pot Beef Stew?

Red potatoes generally hold up the best in beef stew.

How Do You Cut Potatoes for Crock Pot Stew?

Cut potatoes into large 2″ size chunks for crock pot stew. You don’t want them too small due to the cooking time. They’ll become mushy if they are too small and overcook.

Make-Ahead Meal Prep for Crock Pot Beef Stew

If you’re looking to use this recipe as a freezer meal, you can take all of the ingredients, dump them into a freezer safe ziploc bag and freeze flat until ready to use. When you’re ready, thaw and put into the crock pot.

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Crock Pot Beef Stew

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Prep 5 minutes
Cook 8 hours
Total 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
An easy to make "dump style" crockpot meal. This Crockpot Beef Stew is delicious and as simple as throwing it all in the crockpot and letting it cook.



  • Combine all ingredients in the crockpot.
  • Cook on LOW for 8 hours
  • Remove the bay leaves and adjust seasonings as necessary. Enjoy!


Calories: 213kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 582mg, Potassium: 1002mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 2126IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 59mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American

Crock Pot Beef Stew
12 servings

WW Freestyle Points: 5

  • 2lbs lean beef stew meat
  • 4 cups reduced sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1.5lbs red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 can whole kernel corn – no salt added
  • 1 TBSP italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 bay leaves

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot. Cook on LOW for 8 hours. Taste test at the end and adjust seasonings as necessary. Simple as that! Enjoy!

WW Freestyle Points: 5

Nutrition Facts
Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4 g6 %
Saturated Fat 2 g8 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg16 %
Sodium 788 mg33 %
Potassium 430 mg12 %
Total Carbohydrate 24 g8 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g14 %
Sugars 7 g 
Protein 20 g40 %
Vitamin A41 %
Vitamin C40 %
Calcium3 %
Iron6 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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  1. This is DELICIOUS! Definitely a 5 star dinner. I forgot to thaw the meat one day, and Kara suggested trying this in the instant pot. It turned out so good. Everyone was thrilled, even my teenager. I get requests for this now on chilly nights.