Simple Crock Pot Beef Stew

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Audra-of-Reality-To-Dreams-croppedToday I’m sharing a flavorful and simple crock pot beef stew. Two years ago, we made four batches of this stew for a Medieval Tavern Halloween Party and my husband was so disappointed when there was absolutely no stew left. This family recipe is total ‘comfort food’ at our house.


I loved having this recipe with a new baby in the house. Now, it’s the best to throw the ingredients into the crock pot before church. We come home to the wonderful smells of roasted meat, potatoes, and veggies. I’m free to snuggle up with my boys while dinner cooks. With only two simple measurements and a little chopping, this stew is ready for the crock pot!


With Jen Day’s One Hour Homemade Dinner Rolls, and Briton’s Spring Mix Salad you now have a complete Sunday dinner menu! I hope you enjoy this recipe. Please come back and tell me what you think!


Simple Crock Pot Beef Stew

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 lb. stew meat
  • 1 standard-sized can Tomato soup
  • 1 standard-sized can Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  • 3-4 potatoes
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 2-3 celery stalks
  • 1 1/2 C. water
  • 7 Allspice


  1. Cut the stew meat, potatoes, carrots, and celery into large bite-sized chunks
  2. Mix all of your ingredients together. (You don’t even have to brown the meat.)
  3. Pour the ingredients into a crock pot. I let it cook on low for about 6 hours, or until the meat and vegetables are as tender as you like them.
  4. If you don’t have a crock pot, you can also pour ingredients into a large pot. Cook in the oven for 5 hours at 300 degrees F.

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  1. says

    When I make stew I cook the potatoes seperate otherwise they absorbe a lot of the juice.
    I use v8 and thyme, fresh garlic basil rosemary . The v8 gives the gravity y a n7ce flavor.
    I cook on the stove , bring to a boil and simmer until the meat is tender about 1 h