Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Perfect for slow cooker. Start in the morning and when you get home from work, dinner is waiting for you.


  1. Peel potatoes and slice into cubes.
  2. Peel carrots and slice into bite-size chunks.
  3. Dice onion.
  4. Place in slow cooker/crock pot in that order.
  5. Add other ingredients also in order listed.
  6. Fill crock pot with water leaving an inch or so for steam to build at the top.
  7. Cook on low setting for eight hours (Sometimes I omit the potatoes and serve the stew atop homemade baked potatoes using the liquid as a gravy for all the veggies).
Most Helpful

The best beef stew I have ever had. My kids are fussy so I put the onion in whole and took it out when the stew was ready.

Janine#1 December 22, 2002

Wonderful! I made this tonight and sad to say it is much better than my recipe. Maybe it's the bay leaves? I added a can of un-drained diced tomatoes instead of soup, because I love tomatoes. I cooked this in the crock pot on low for 8 hours. This will be the only stew I ever make from now on. Thank you very much!

Kiss*My*Tiara December 10, 2002

This is the way mama used to make it. The tomato soup add a great flavor that I remember well. I hadn't thought about adding wine to it. I'll have to try that.

Mark Kovach October 26, 2002