Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Stew

Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Stew

Our hearty, protein-rich beef and bean stew is packed with flavor, and the slow cooker makes it an excellent one-pot meal for a busy day.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Cut the beef into 1/2-inch pieces. Transfer the beef to a bag and add the flour. Shake to coat thoroughly.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef pieces; cook until the beef is well browned, stirring frequently. The caramelized crust on the outside of the seared beef gives the stew color, texture, and deeper flavor.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, peel and chop the onion into 1/4-inch dice. Slice the celery and carrots, and chop the bell peppers.
  4. Step 4

    Drain the beans in a colander and rinse them briefly with tap water.
  5. Step 5

    In a 4-quart or 6-quart slow cooker, combine the chopped onions, sliced celery, carrots, green and red bell pepper, seasonings, beans, beef broth or stock, tomatoes, and the browned beef.
  6. Step 6

    Cover the pot and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours, or on low for 8 to 10 hours.
  7. Step 7

    Add corn kernels about 1 hour before serving time, if desired.