Slow Cooker Beef Stew and Crusty Bread

Slow Cooker Beef Stew and Crusty Bread 3.63/5 (8 votes)

This is a fantastically rich and comforting meal. And the perfect way to start a busy week! The whole family loved it. My son described it as ‘steak and potatoes’ in a bowl. Pretty accurate, I’d say.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew



  • 3/4 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 5 fingerling potatoes, halved
  • 2 carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cups beef stock, warmed


  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  3. Trim roast of silver skin and fat. Cut into 1” pieces.
  4. Place meat on the baking sheet and broil for about 3 minutes (or until browned), flip and broil another 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer meat and all juices to the bowl of a slow cooker.
  6. Combine flour and 1/4 cup water in a small bowl until smooth. Add mixture to slow cooker.
  7. Add tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, onion, and garlic. Stir until well combined.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  9. Add peas, stir to combine, increase heat to high, and cook another 15-20 minutes.
  10. Add warmed beef broth to adjust the thickness to your liking, keeping in mind that stew should be thicker than soup. But make it they way you prefer!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 599g Calories 571 Fat 24 Sat Fat 9 Sodium 302 Carbs 56 Sugars 9 Fiber 10 Protein 30.

Country Bread



  • 1 small loaf Whole Grain Country Bread


  1. Wrap loaf in foil and heat in a warm oven.


KID NOTE:  This meal was a hit. Steak and potatoes in a bowl. They loved it.

VEGETARIAN TIP:  Skip the beef and add mushrooms when you add the peas.

GLUTEN FREE MODIFICATIONS:  Use corn starch instead of flour.


  1. dfarrell says:

    Question: Why did you broil the meat, instead of just brown it in a pan? Just curious!

  2. lubyfamily says:

    I loved this soup and so did the whole family. Huge hit for us. I loved the tip to broil the meat. I usually brown in the pan, but then I have an extra pan to wash. This way I just covered my cookie sheet with aluminum foil and browned the meat and when I was finished I just had to throw away the aluminum foil and no extra dish to clean!

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