This slow cooker beef stew recipe from the Iowa Food and Family Project is so easy. You can set it and forget it!

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

  • Prep Time: 
    10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 
    10 hours
  • Servings: 
    4-6
2 pounds beef stew meat
6 carrots, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 or 3 russet potatoes, peeled, cut into large chunks
1 medium onion, sliced into rings
½ to 1 cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
¾ cup tomato juice

Place the stew meat, carrot chunks, potato chunks, onion, peas, sugar, salt and bay leaf in the crock of a 3-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with tapioca then pour the tomato juice over the top. Cover the slow cooker and cook for 10 to 12 hours on low heat setting or for 5 to 6 hours at high heat setting. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

673 Calories
Nutrition: 
Per Serving: 673 Calories, 39g Total Fat, 157mg Cholesterol, 574mg Sodium, 34g Carbohydrate, 4g Fiber, 44g Protein