Easy Slow Cooker Recipes: Good Ol’ American Beef Stew

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The luxury of having a slow cooker is being able to sit back and relax while dinner cooks. The prep time takes only a couple of minutes and the slow cooker does the rest of the work for you. And the outcome is always delicious! At Recipe Lion we have a collection of easy slow cooker recipes that we would love to share with you. Whether you are looking for chicken, beef or pork, we have it all.

You can make a list of everything you need to get accomplished in a day and do it while your slow cooker makes your family dinner. We came across a great simple slow cooker recipe that would be perfect for dinner any day of the week. What’s more of a classic than a good old fashioned beef stew? It has everything you need in one bowl. Meat, vegetables,and well, more meat and vegetables. Get out that slow cooker and let’s start cooking. Try this one.  You’ll love it.  We certainly did.

Good Ol’ American Beef Stew


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup beef bouillon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 carrots, peeled and sliced or quartered
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 12 small white onions
  • 2 medium turnips, peeled and quartered (optional)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup cooked okra (optional)

Like what you see?  Check out how to make this fantastic simple slow cooker recipe.  Now that you have dinner planned, how about some dessert?  We know just the thing for your sweet tooth.


What are some of your favorite easy slow cooker recipes?


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  1. Bridget Froelich says

    I’m going to go shopping tomorrow to try this out – really excited. Nothing better than a slow-cooked beef stew in the dead of winter! Thanks for this recipe!

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