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Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Stew

An image of prepared Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Stew made with beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, Swanson® Beef Broth or Stock and peas.
  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 10 hr 35 min
  • serves: 6 people

Colorful, hearty and tender, this slow-cooked stew features all the traditional ingredients of a good beef stew: beef, carrots, onion, potatoes and peas in a rich gravy.


  • 1 1/2  pounds beef for stew, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cups  medium white potato, cut into cubes (about 1 pound)
  • 4  medium carrot, peeled and sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2  medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 1/4 cups Swanson® Beef Broth or Beef Stock
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup  thawed frozen peas


  • Tips

    • Time-Saving: Or you may cook this recipe on HIGH for 5 to 6 hours.
    • Serving Suggestion: Serve with buttermilk biscuits and tossed salad topped with Ranch dressing.
  • Step 1

    Season the beef with black pepper. Coat the beef with 2 tablespoons flour. Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef in 2 batches and cook until it's well browned, stirring often.

  • Step 2

    Place the potatoes, carrots, onions and garlic into a 5-quart slow cooker. Top with the beef. Add 3 cups broth, Worcestershire, thyme and bay leaf.

  • Step 3

    Cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 11 hours or until the beef is fork-tender. Remove and discard the bay leaf.

  • Step 4

    Stir the remaining flour and broth in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth. Stir the flour mixture and peas in the cooker. Increase the heat to HIGH. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the mixture boils and thickens.

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Calories 310
Total Fat 9 g
Sat. Fat 2.9 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 89 mg
Sodium 575 mg
Total Carb 23 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 6 g
Protein 34 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 5 %DV
Iron 24 %DV
Potassium 16 %DV
Calories 0
Total Fat 0 g
Sat. Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Total Carb 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV
Potassium 16 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.