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Easy Crockpot Beef Stew in a white bowl with spoon.

BEST Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe

Best Crockpot Beef Stew starts with beef slowly simmered in the slow cooker until the beef is spoon tender. Stuffed with carrots and potatoes this is an easy meal that tastes AMAZING! Let your crockpot do the work for you!
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 351kcal
Author Deb Clark
Cost $12


  • 2 lbs. stewing beef cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 onions diced
  • 1 14.5 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 potatoes diced
  • ¾ cup red wine
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • Homemade Dumplings
  • 1 ½ cups biscuit mix
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp sage
  • ½ cup milk


  • Add the beef stew ingredients in the slow cooker - beef, carrots, celery, tomatoes, potatoes, red wine, salt, thyme, mustard powder, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. 
  • Whisk together the flour and water until well blended, and stir into the stew.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours (or High for 4-5 hrs).
  • When the stew is done, it's time to add the dumplings. In a medium bowl, mix baking mix, thyme and sage. Stir in milk just until it is just combined.
  • Drop dough in small spoonfuls (use a small cookie scoop) on top of the stew.
  • Switch the heat setting to high, and cover.
  • Cook until a toothpick inserted in the dumplings comes out clean (about 20 minutes).


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 834mg | Potassium: 833mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4480IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 5.6mg