Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

5-hour 50-Minute recipe Serves 6
A hearty stew is a stand-alone meal, and this slow cooker beef stew recipe is no exception. It stars stewing beef, potatoes, carrots and peas. Smothered in a rich gravy of beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, herbs and spices, every bite is amazing.
5-hour 50-Minute recipe Serves 6


Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 5 hours 30 mins
  • 1

    Place beef broth in a large bowl. Pour water over broth, then stir until dissolved. Set aside.

  • 2

    Season beef with pepper, then coat with 2 tbsp of flour. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high. Add oil, then half of beef. Brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. Repeat with remaining half.

  • 3

    Place potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, Worcestershire, thyme and bay leaf into a 5-L slow cooker. Add beef. Reserve 1/4 cup of broth in a small bowl, then add remaining broth to slow cooker.

  • 4

    Cook until fork-tender, 8 hours on low, or 5 hours on high.

  • 5

    Remove and discard bay leaf. Whisk remaining 2 tbsp flour to reserved broth until smooth. Stir flour mixture into slow cooker, then add peas. Increase heat to high. Cover and cook until sauce is thickened, about 15 minutes.

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