Slow Cooker Loaded Beef Stew

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All of the ingredients are packed with nutrients in this is a naturally savory meal.

Nothing beats coming home to a delicious, fully-cooked meal that fills your home with amazing smells! Our Slow Cooker Loaded Beef Stew does just that! Simply start the meal in the morning, then come home in the evening to a fresh beef stew that’s as good for you as it tastes! We’ve used lean beef that gets super tender from cooking all day, loaded it with healthy vegetables, and seasoned it with herbs, spices, soy sauce, wine, balsamic vinegar, and horseradish. And since all the ingredients are packed with nutrients, this is a naturally savory meal that won’t ruin your diet.

The only thing that could make this dish any better is a warm roll or hunk of crusty bread! Leftovers reheat well, so make a big enough batch to take for lunch the next day.

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Slow Cooker Loaded Beef Stew

Packed with nutrients and stupendous flavors, this beef stew is a winner.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound lean beef stew meat cubed in about 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons flour for coating the beef
  • 1 cup red wine optional non-alcoholic wine or vegetable broth
  • 5 red potatoes cubed
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1 cup carrots sliced
  • 1 cup celery sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup peas fresh or frozen
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish
  • 2 cups beef broth low-sodium
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 thyme sprigs fresh
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Heat oil in frying pan over medium-high. Toss meat in flour then add to pan. Brown on all sides for about two minutes—meat doesn’t have to be cooked through, just get a nice crust on it! Add wine and stir it to loosen the bits off the bottom of the pan. Lower heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the meat, pan sauce, and all the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, or high for 4 to 5 hours. Remove the bay leaves and thyme, and serve!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 532mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords dairy-free, Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker

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