Cooking at Home - Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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Published Saturday, January 9, 2021


PICT RECIPE Slow Cooker Beef Stew - USDA
Slow Cooker Beef Stew. Courtesy USDA

Makes:6 servings

Prepare this in the morning and let it cook all day, so that you can enjoy a healthy and hearty dinner as soon as you walk in the door. 


  • 2 pounds stew meat (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 1/4 cup flour (all purpose)
  • salt and pepper (optional, to taste)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon (2 cubes)
  • 1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • 3 carrot (sliced)
  • 3 potatoes (diced)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 celery stalk (sliced)
  • Add herbs as desired: bay leaf, basil, oregano, etc


  1. Place meat in slow cooker.
  2. Mix flour, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl, and pour over meat; stir to coat.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or HIGH for 4 to 6 hours.
  5. Stir stew thoroughly before serving. If using bay leaf, discard before serving.

Source: Montana State University Extension Service.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (287g)



Total Calories


Total Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

2 g


68 mg


216 mg


29 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

4 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


30 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


42 mg


3 mg


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