Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Beef stew with tomato soup
Diana Rattray
  • 24 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 9 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Ratings (4)

This is an easy slow cooker beef stew made with tomato soup. The stewing beef is combined with tomato soup, potatoes, and carrots, along with seasonings. Feel free to vary the ingredients with the vegetables you have on hand. Add onions and root vegetables with the beef, but wait until about 20 to 30 minutes before it's done to add any frozen vegetables to prevent overcooking.

I recommend round white potatoes or red-skinned potatoes for stews. Starchier baking potatoes tend to break down over the long, slow cooking time.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound stew beef (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can​ condensed tomato soup
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Gravy Master (or Kitchen Bouquet*)
  • 3 medium potatoes (cubed)
  • 3 medium carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas (add last before serving)

How to Make It

  1. Combine the stew beef, tomato soup, tomato paste, water, Gravy Master, potatoes, carrots, onion, seasoned salt, and pepper in the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for about 8 to 10 hours.
  3. Add the peas in the last 30 minutes.

Recipe Tips

  • Instead of tomato soup, use cream of mushroom or golden mushroom and add an 8-ounce can of tomato sauce. Reduce the water to 1/4 cup. 
  • Add any frozen vegetables or canned (drained) vegetables during the last 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Cut up a lean chuck arm or rump roast for this stew.
  • If your stew is too thin, whisk 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water. Stir into the stew 20 to 30 minutes before it's done.
  • Any hot, fresh out of the over rolls go great with this stew.

More Beef Stew and Soup Recipes

Crock Pot Beef, Vegetable, and Barley Soup

Old-Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup

Basic Beef Stew for the Slow Cooker