This yummy beef stew is easy comfort food to make in a crock pot … it’s a complete meal with tender meat, potatoes and vegetables in a rich sauce.
Many people get their slow cookers and crock pots out when cooler weather arrives. But one taste of this beef stew and you may want to make it year-round!
Slow cooker beef stew is always a standby option for weeknight dinners.
The tomato paste helps to thicken the sauce and tenderize the beef as it cooks. A handful of frozen peas brings out some color to finish this dish…
To make it, you won’t need any special equipment other than a crock pot or slow cooker.
Watch this one-minute video tutorial to see how to make it:
The Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew (With Video)
The easiest, most unbelievably delicious Slow Cooker Beef Stew, one of my favorite crock pot recipes. Tender beef cooked with onions, carrots, green peas and potatoes with garlic, red wine, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning and beef broth.
For the beef
- 2 pounds beef chuck roast trimmed and cut into 1-2 inch chunks
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
For the stew
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 3 medium carrots sliced
- 1 lb baby potatoes
- 4 tbsp red wine
- 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp Italian Seasoning or oregano
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 tbsp tomato paste
- 4 cups beef broth
- 2 tbsp green peas fresh or frozen
- fresh parsley chopped (optional)
Add garlic, onions, carrots and baby potatoes into the slow cooker.
Place beef in a large ziplock bag along with flour, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Shake until well coated.
Place a large skillet on medium-high heat. Once hot, add cooking oil followed by enough beef to fill the pan 3/4 full in one layer.
Sear in skillet until lightly browned on both sides, about 5 minutes total. Then transfer the beef to the slow cooker. Repeat for any remaining beef.
Add red wine, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, tomato paste and beef broth to the slow cooker. If the liquid doesn't cover, add more. Mix well.
- Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours until potatoes are tender and meat is cooked through.
A few minutes before serving, add peas to the slow cooker.
Serve with optional chopped parsley on top for garnish. Enjoy!