Slow-Cooked Family-Favorite Beef Stew

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Slow-Cooked Family-Favorite Beef Stew
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 8 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 6
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Nothing says “home cooking” like a bowl of classic, comforting beef stew. Our easy beef stew recipe simmers in the slow cooker all day, so you can come home to a Sunday dinner-worthy meal any night of the week.
Updated Nov 8, 2019


  • 1 1/2 lb beef stew meat, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 lb small (2 1/2 to 3-inch) red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen pearl onions (from 16-oz package)
  • 1 bag (1 lb) ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
  • 1 jar (12 oz) beef gravy
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained


  • 1
    On waxed paper, sprinkle beef with 2 tablespoons flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. In 10-inch skillet, heat about 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add coated beef; cook and stir 4 to 6 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    In 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, layer potatoes, onions and carrots. Add browned beef; sprinkle with any remaining flour mixture. Top with gravy and tomatoes.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 4
    Before serving, in small bowl, blend 3 remaining tablespoons flour with 1/4 cup cold water. Stir into stew. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook 10 minutes longer or until thickened.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.
  • tip 2
    Serve with Pillsbury™ crescent dinner rolls for dipping into this warm, comforting stew.
  • tip 3
    Swap baby-cut carrots for large carrots, peeled and chopped into 1- to 2-inch pieces.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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