{25} 8 hours or more slow cooker meals
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Slow Cooker Farmers Market Beef Stew

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Farmers Market Beef Stew
Servings: 8
Author: Sarah Olson


  • 2 pounds Stew Meat, or 2 pounds any lean roast cut into 1 inch or so squares
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • cooking oil, about 4 teaspoons
  • 2 14-oz. cans cans beef broth
  • 1 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes quartered or diced, 1 inch or so
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced large
  • 1/2 large red onion, diced large
  • 1-2 ears of corn, cut the corn off with a knife
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, snipped and cut in half


  • Combine flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, and thyme in a big ziplock bag. Shake, then add the stew meat.
  • Shake to coat the pieces evenly.
  • Brown the meat in the cooking oil on all sides, you don't need to cook the meat through. You may need to cook the meat in batches.
  • Put the meat into the slow cooker.
  • Put the pan back on the stove and de-glaze the pan with the beef broth, and tomato paste, scrape up any brown bits of meat and flour into the sauce. This will only take a minute or so.
  • Add the sauce to the slow cooker.
  • Add the potatoes, carrots, onions, corn and green beans to the slow cooker.
  • Give everything a big stir.
  • Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!