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a white bowl filled with savory crock pot beef stew. There are chunks of beef and chopped potatoes and carrots topped with a dollop of sour cream and chopped parsley. The bowl is sitting on a white plate with a square of bread next to it. Above the bowl is a black and white checkered cloth napkin and in the corner of the image another bowl of stew is partially visible.
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4.89 from 27 votes

Crock Pot Beef Stew Recipe

This savory beef stew is made in the crock pot, and cooks all day until it's tender and flavorful. It's a cozy comfort-food meal!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, vegetables
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 261kcal


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds stew beef trimmed and cut into one inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 3 potatoes peeled and chopped
  • sour cream for serving


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss the beef with the flour, then add the flour to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until the meat is mostly browned. Add the onion, garlic, and tomato paste, and cook for 5 minutes, or until the onions are tender. Pour the mixture into the crock pot. Add 1 cup of beef broth to the hot skillet, and stir to loosen the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Pour the broth into the crock pot.
  • Add the remaining broth to the crock pot, as well as the salt, pepper, carrots, and potatoes. Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 6 hours on low heat. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream on top and fresh crusty bread on the side.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 261kcal