Crockpot Beef Stew

There is definitely a fall chill in the air and it has me craving all the cozy comfort foods! Last week it was Chicken Pot Pie Soup, and this week I made my daughter’s favorite crockpot beef stew. This is another easy meal great for busy weeknights. Jus throw everything in the crockpot and let it go.

White bowl filled with beef stew on top of cutting board

My mom made a version of this when i was young, and I have sort of kicked up over the years. I like adding a little bit of this and a little bit of that. She also used V8 vegetable juice and instant tapioca in her beef stew, which I’ve kept here too.

white bowl filled with beef stew and a roll

I actually almost didn’t have enough stew left to snap these pics! My family scarfed it right up. I had to scrape the bottom of the crock and hide it in the back of the fridge, so I could take photos the next day. Which in turn prompted arguments of who got to eat the leftovers when I was done. Definitely a crowd pleaser on a cold day. This would be great to serve on Halloween before or after trick or treating too!

It’s equally great served with a glass of red wine or cold beer. Bonus points for homemade bread or rolls to serve along side.

White bowl filled with beef stew on top of cutting board

Crockpot Beef Stew

Slow cooked beef stew with carrots, onions, potatoes in a tomato sauce.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 515 kcal


  • 1.5 lb bag small yellow potatoes, quartered
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1.5 lb beef stew meat
  • 1 tsp Lawry's seasoned salt
  • 2 C beef broth
  • 1 1/2 C V8 vegetable juice
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp worcheshire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 3 tbsp minute tapioca
  • 2 bay leaves


  • In a large crockpot add chopped potatoes, onions, and carrots.
  • Top with beef stew meat and season with Lawry's seasoned salt.
  • In a medium bowl combine V8, beef broth, tomato paste, tapioca, oregano, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, and parsley. Stir until well combined.
  • Pour sauce mixture over beef and vegetables. Add bay leaves.
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours until everything is tender. I like to pull out any bigger chunks of beef and shred them a bit. Salt and pepper to taste, or add more Lawry's seasoned salt.
  • Serve with rolls or bread and enjoy!


Calories: 515kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 46gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 1672mgPotassium: 2232mgFiber: 9gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 11611IUVitamin C: 77mgCalcium: 135mgIron: 7mg
Keyword Beef stew, crockpot, stew
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Let me know if you try this crockpot beef stew. My family is already asking for it again next Sunday after church. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does!

white bowl filled with beef stew

You can also check out some of my other favorite fall crockpot recipes below –

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  1. Ok, we are going to need new camera details because these pictures are amazing! Can’t wait to add this recipe to my list, we are trying the chicken pot pie soup tonight!

  2. Sounds like great flavors, Kelly! I don’t have a crockpot but can tweak it for the oven. Thanks for posting!

      1. Thanks, Shelley. I’ve used 225 which works well with my Le Creuset pots due to their heat conduction with low/slow cooking.

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