The BEST Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe – This easy slow cooker beef stew recipe made with potatoes, carrots, celery, broth, herbs, and spices is hearty and comforting. You won’t be slow to say ‘yum’!
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 ½ cups beef broth
4 medium carrots, sliced
3 medium potatoes, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon ground paprika
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large bay leaf
Place meat in slow cooker.
Mix flour, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Pour over meat, and stir until meat is coated.
Add beef broth, carrots, potatoes, onion, celery, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, garlic, and bay leave; stir to combine.
Cover, and cook until beef is tender enough to cut with a spoon, on Low for 8 to 12 hours, or on High for 4 to 6 hours.
This original recipe submission called for slow cooking on Low for 10 to 12 hours. When making the video for this recipe, our food stylists found a cook time of 8 hours on Low (or 4 hours on High) was sufficient. Please stir and check doneness along the way to be sure your meat is cooked properly.