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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew - a savory, hearty bowl of beef stew slowly cooked to perfection with the aroma from onion, ginger, fresh thyme and smoked paprika and some vegetable add-ons of potatoes, carrots and peas. A perfect winter season comfort food!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, beef stew, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 - 5 people
Calories 682kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 2 pounds (0.91 kg) stew beef cut in small chunks
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) canola oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon (2.80 g) minced garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons (32.76 g) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Bouillon powder Beef Chicken or vegetable adjust to taste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon (0.80 g) fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon (2.1 g) smoked paprika
  • 2 cups (470 ml) broth/water or more
  • 2-3 Green Onions, diced
  • 1-2 pounds (500 g-1 kl) potatoes cut in large chunks
  • 2-3 Large carrots cut in large chunks
  • 8-10 ounce Mushrooms
  • 1 cup (150 g) peas
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons (7.6 g-11.4 g) parsley (optional)


  • Season stew beef with salt and pepper to thoroughly cover all sides
  • Heat the oil an oven safe Dutch oven pan over medium heat. Add stew beef and brown well, turning once, about 2 -3 minutes per side, until beef browns up. Do not overcrowd pan. Cook in batches, if necessary.
  • Add onions, ginger, garlic, thyme, smoked paprika, and bay leaf to the skillet. Stir for about 2-3 minutes until onions is translucent.
  • Add tomato paste and bouillon. Stir for another minute,, then add water or broth to the skillet scrape all sides, Bring to a boil , remove and and pour in the slow cooker.
  • Then throw in carrots, potatoes, mushrooms  and peas in the slow cooker and salt according to preference.
  • Cover and cook on high for about 3-4 hours or low for 6 -7 hours.
  • Remove, garnish with parsley and serve with bread.


Calories: 682kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 651mg | Potassium: 1362mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6050IU | Vitamin C: 40.3mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 10.8mg