Hearty slow cooker beef stew, loaded with vegetables, super tender meat, and packed with incredible flavor. Comfort food perfection!
Prep Time: 15mins
Cook Time: 8hrs
Total Time: 8hrs15mins
6 quart slow cooker
2tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil
2poundsbeef chuck roast, cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch cubes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1poundbaby new potatoes, halved
4mediumcarrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick pieces
1largesweet onion, diced
2cupslow-sodium beef broth
1cupvegetable juice (such as V8)
1sprigfresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
1/2cupfrozen peas, thawed
2tablespoonschopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnish
Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Season beef with salt and pepper, to taste. Add beef to the skillet and cook until evenly browned, about 2-3 minutes.
Place beef, potatoes, carrots, onion, and garlic into a 6-quart slow cooker.
In a bowl, whisk together the beef broth, vegetable juice, tomato paste, Worcestershire, thyme, oregano, paprika, and mustard seeds until well combined; pour over the the beef and vegetables.
Toss in 2 bay leaves and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour and 1/2 cup stew broth to create a slurry. Slowly stir the mixture into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until thickened.
During the last 5 minutes, stir in the peas.
Discard bay leaves and thyme sprig.
Serve immediately in bowls, garnished with parsley, if desired.
For recipe tips, thickening the stew, and storage info, please refer to the full article and watch the video!
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Beef stew crock pot recipe, Slow Cooker Beef Stew