Classic Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

Classic Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
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Beef Stew

Molly Aronica

Beef Stew

This recipe is a classic and straightforward version of the hearty dish, with additional flavoring from a hint of cumin and cinnamon. Traditional beef stews tend to include new potatoes, which this one does not. Instead, serve it over a bed of brown rice to add an extra nutty bite.

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In the slow cooker (if yours has this capability), add the oil and heat. Meanwhile, dredge the stew meat in flour and add to the slow cooker, searing on all sides. (If your slow cooker can't do this, then heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Then add the flour-covered meat, a few pieces at a time, to the heated pan — sear the meat on all sides and transfer to the slow cooker.)

Add the mushrooms, onions, peas, and carrots to the slow cooker and stir in the tomato paste. Pour the stock, wine, spices and herbs into the slow cooker and cover. Set the cooker on low heat for 7 ½ hours. Serve the stew over brown rice. 


Calories per serving:

459 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 18g 27%
  • Carbs 27g 9%
  • Saturated 4g 20%
  • Fiber 6g 25%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 10g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 43g 86%
  • Cholesterol 95mg 32%
  • Sodium 2,020mg 84%
  • Calcium 106mg 11%
  • Magnesium 92mg 23%
  • Potassium 1,515mg 43%
  • Iron 7mg 37%
  • Zinc 10mg 64%
  • Phosphorus 541mg 77%
  • Vitamin A 338µg 38%
  • Vitamin C 21mg 34%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 27%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 49%
  • Niacin (B3) 13mg 66%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 61%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 68µg 17%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 58%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 28µg 35%
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