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Slow Cooker Chunky Beef and Potato Stew
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3.97 from 83 votes

Slow Cooker Chunky Beef and Potato Stew

This hearty and nutritious stew is chock-full of mouthwatering ingredients and belly-warming flavors that will leave you feeling satisfied for hours.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 233kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 2 pounds lean chuck stew meat or other beef stew meat, cut into large bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 3 potatoes large, peeled and chopped into large bite-sized pieces
  • 14 1/2 ounces fire-roasted diced tomatoes can, with juice (BPA-free cans)
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  black pepper
  • 3 to 4 cups beef broth low-sodium
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • Whisk flour, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Dredge the beef cubes in the flour mixture.
  • Place half the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place half of beef cubes into the skillet and cook on all sides, for about 30 seconds per side, or until golden. Do not cook the meat through, just brown the outside. Remove and set aside. Add the rest of the oil and the remaining beef cubes and repeat.
  • Add meat pieces to the slow cooker along with the drippings. Add onions, potatoes, worcestershire sauce, and can of diced tomatoes with juice.
  • Stir balsamic vinegar along with broth (use more or less, depending on how much liquid you like), garlic, oregano, paprika, and bay leaf, and add in. Cover and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or low for 8 to 10 hours. Stir well.
  • Note: For a thicker stew, combine 2 tablespoons flour with 1 tablespoon softened butter. Add and stir to the stew about 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6