Simple Beef Stew in the Crock Pot

February 22, 2017


crock pot beef stew @ Julie's Lifestyle

Hello blog friends.  During the winter months I love using my crock pot to make different recipes.  It's so easy to use and I love that I don't have to be watching the stove the whole time.  I can be doing other things while my meal is cooking away in the crock pot.

I made this stew recently and it tasted so good and everyone loved it.  I made egg noodles on the side to go with the meal.  The egg noodles were a big hit with everyone especially my teen!

crock pot beef stew @ Julie's Lifestyle

This is one of the dishes my mom used to make for our family back when I was little.  It brought back fond memories of all 8 of us gathered around the dinner table for a good hearty meal.

I hope I have inspired you to make beef stew for dinner soon.  :)

Please let me know if you make this dish and how you liked it.

crock pot beef stew @ Julie's Lifestyle


Simple Beef Stew in Crock Pot

Recipe by Julie @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle
This is a super simple beef stew recipe to make in the crock pot.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 4 1/2 hours in crock pot set on HIGH setting or 8 to 9 hours LOW setting
Total time: 4 hours 45 minutes
Calories per serving: 316 calories per serving
Fat per serving: 11 grams total
  • 12 ounces - quartered ( about 2 cups) red potatoes
  • 4 - cut into 1/2 pieces (2 cups) carrots
  • 1 - cut into wedges red onion
  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 1 - 10 3/4 ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram or thyme
  • 1 9-ounce package frozen cut green beans, thawed
Cooking Directions
  1. In a 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker place potatoes, carrots, onion, meat, condensed soup, broth, and spices. Stir to combine.
  2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 4 1/2 hours. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in thawed green beans. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes more.

**  I did not use any red onion in this recipe or the dried marjoram or thyme; instead I used Italian Spices.

** NOTE - This recipe can be be found in the Better Homes and Gardens, Biggest Book of Slow Cooker Recipes.

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  1. Nothing like a good crock pot recipe and I love beef stew!! YUM!!

  2. It looks lovely and tasty Julie, thank you for sharing. :) x

  3. Crock pots are the best!! Beef stew is such a nice winter treat. The noodles on the side sound really good too!

  4. Love my crock pot - put so many meals in there.

    Hope all is well. The stew looks good and I am glad that your family loved it. Thanks for sharing it.


  5. Sounds delicious and I love that it brought back memories! Those are the best meals...and eight of you, huh? I didn't realize you had such a big family! You are one of six kids?

  6. I love beef stew and your's look yummy! I've not had it egg noodles before and I should try soon, that's if I can find egg noodles. Thanks for sharing your precious and simple beef stew, Julie. Have a great Thursday. Mine is almost ending.
    Hugs to you!

  7. Yum this is one of my favorites too. Such a filling meal all in one dish. Have a great rest of the week Julie.

  8. Hi a Julie
    Nourishing beef stew is a favourite in the cold months of a Winter here too!
    I usually use Kumera (sweet potato), and parsnip with the carrots! I also add a few celery stalks as well!
    It's a great standby for working gals like me and the aroma from the kitchen when we walk in at night is mouth watering !
    Shane x

  9. Hi Julie, your stew looks so delicious!!Such a wonderful comfort dish for the last of winter!! Thanks for making me hungry haha!!
    Have a great rest of the week and weekend ahead. xo

  10. Mmm, this sounds so good Julie. We are dieting here so we aren't eating things that are this wonderful right now. Looking forward to it again. ;)

  11. I am just starting to use my crockpot more. I have had some fails and some good meals! There is nothing like beef stew and and beef stew that you don't have to stay home all day for!

  12. This is a good hearty meal for the winter time. I've never made it in the crock pot but the meat would be so tender! Hugs!

  13. It is a cold rainy day here and this stew would be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen


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