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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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Slow cooker beef stew is classic comfort food, that is actually good for your body too!

January in South Carolina is always interesting. This week the weather has gone from having highs in the 70’s to highs in the 40’s. Now that it’s cold again, I love fixing meals that are healthy, but tasty! I always say that food that is healthy and nourishing for the body doesn’t have to taste bad!

I like to go to my favorites when the weather is chilly. And there is nothing quite like a batch of slow cooker beef stew to help make you feel all warm and toasty!

Fall and winter are the perfect time to whip up a batch of homemade beef stew. And if you like things that are easy and fuss-free, this slow cooker recipe is the perfect quick prep meal to make! It is hearty, tasty, and will warm you to your toes too! Classic comfort food at its finest. I actually really like to use a little less broth because I like my stew thick and really hearty!

I do normally use bone broth in this recipe. Many who are energy sensitive face digestive issues. Bone broth is rich in collagen, which is very healing to the gut!

This recipe is both gluten and grain-free. If you are looking to cut back on carbs substituting cauliflower for potatoes is the way to go!

Picture of a bowl of beef stew with the recipe title

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This simple version of beef stew is quick to prepare and will make a tasty and hearty meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 d
Total Time 6 d 15 mins
Course Soup
Servings 4 people


  • slow cooker


  • 1 lb cubed stew meat
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 large russet potatoes diced
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 12 oz broth
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 2 tsp water


  • Add all ingredients except arrowroot powder and water to the slow cooker
  • Cook on high for 4 hours and low for 6 hours.
  • To thicken stew add arrowroot and water to small bowl and mix.
  • Add arrowroot mixture to slow cooker 10 minutes before serving and mix.
  • Allow the stew to thicken for approximately 5 minutes and serve.
Keyword slow cooker

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