Slow Cooker Beef Stew

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Slow Cooker
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Slow Cooker Meals


A delicious hearty stew with beef, carrots and potatoes in a rich sauce. All cooked in the slow cooker. Comfort food made easy this Winter!


  • 800g lean diced beef
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 700g Maris Piper Potatoes, peeled and cut into medium sized chunks
  • 400ml beef stock
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves (or 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: fresh parsely


  1. Add the beef and flour to a bowl and mix well.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan or in the pot of the slow cooker if you have one that can be used on the hob.
  3. Add the beef and fry until browned. I tend to do this in two batches.
  4. Add the beef to the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients except the parsley.
  5. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
  6. This is optional but once cooked you can sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.
  7. Serve with green vegetables.


Leftovers can be kept in a container in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheated on the hob or in the microwave. This stew can also be frozen and defrosted overnight in the fridge before reheating.