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Crockpot Beef Stew

Crockpot Beef Stew is a hearty and savory slow cooker beef stew, perfect for those cold winter nights! This stew is loaded with beef, potatoes, carrots and green beans. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, beef stew, crockpot, potatoes, stew
Servings: 8
Calories: 605kcal


  • 3 lb beef fat trimmed and cut into 1 inch cubes, I used sirloin tip roast
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour use a bit more if needed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups beef broth or chicken broth
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 medium potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and cut into slices
  • 1 cup green beans frozen or fresh, ends trimmed and cut in half
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour optional


  • Place the beef in a ziploc bag and add the flour over the beef. Close the ziploc bag and shake until each piece of beef is fully covered in flour. Add more flour if needed.
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef to the skillet and brown on all sides. You will have to do this in a couple batches since you don't want to crowd the meat.
  • Add the broth to the skillet and scrape up all the brown bits with a wooden spoon. Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin and oregano to the skillet and stir everything together, bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Add the chopped onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots and green beans to your crockpot. Add beef and the broth we made earlier. Stir everything together.
  • Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or high for 5 to 6 hours.
  • If you prefer your stew a bit thicker, one hour before the stew is finished, take 1/4 cup of flour and whisk it together with some of the sauce from the crockpot, about a cup or so. Then pour this mixture back in the crockpot, stir and let it cook for the remainder of the time.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.


  1. You can use any cut of beef that you prefer, or buy pre-cut stewing beef from the store.
  2. You can use pork or chicken if you don't want to use beef.
  3. Add any veggies that you like, for example: peas, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.
  4. To make this recipe gluten free, toss the beef in 2 tbsp of corn starch. Make a slurry out of another 2 tbsp of cornstarch and a splash of water, and cook until the cause thickens if you'd like the stew to have a thicker consistency.
  5. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 1563mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3175IU | Vitamin C: 23.7mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 9.9mg