Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew

TGIF!  This week has actually gone by fast for me probably because I was out of my office for 2 days attending an off-site training.  But if your week has gone by slowly (I hate it when that happens) then this is the perfect meal to make during the work week.  This Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew is tasty and so easy to make because you literally just throw everything in the slow cooker and push the “on” button.  I served this stew over rice, but you could just serve it plain with some nice, crusty bread or serve it over pasta.  Any fun plans for the weekend?  Enjoy!


  • 1lb beef stew meat
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine, like Chianti
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes, in juice
  • 2 stalks of fresh rosemary, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp corn starch mixed with 1 tbsp water
  • sea salt for seasoning


  1. Place beef, beef stock, wine, carrots, celery, garlic, onion, pepper, cannellini beans, tomatoes, stalks of rosemary, bay leaf, red pepper, and corn starch mix in slow cooker and mix to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 hours.
  3. Remove bay leaf and rosemary stalks and season with salt.  Roughly chop rosemary and sprinkle on top.
  4. Serve plain or over rice or pasta.

*Adapted from Betty Crocker



Filed under Main Course

18 responses to “Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew

  1. I haven’t used my slowcooker in SO long but I really need to break that out again. I’ve been so busy and it’s really the perfect solution!

  2. Mmm I love beef stew and this recipe looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing and looking forward to future posts! 🙂

  3. This looks so easy and flavorful! I’d love to make a huge batch and bring leftovers to lunch at work all week – bet it’d smell awesome and make everyone jealous. 🙂

  4. Mmmm looks and sounds so yummy….love recipes like these and touch of fresh herbs:)

  5. Ang

    I don’t really eat beef, but when I saw the picture on my profile page, it’s like it was calling my name. The broth, looks amazing! What a heart warming meal~

  6. Oohhh Kara, this looks awesome! Simple ingredients and I’d love to try. I don’t own a slow cooker, but I stay home all most of the time, so I just use my dutch oven to cook this. Thanks for sharing. This looks wonderful family meal!

  7. Kara-Your stew looks wonderful and delicious. I love making soups and stews with my slow cooker. Hope you have a wonderful weekend:)

  8. I love beef stew, I made a stew for my aunt when she passed by my hometown. I would add some red wine to the stew too, give a great depth of flavors.

  9. Oh this is so perfect for all the grey weather we’ve been having around here…and for all the stinky loooong days of work that have been occurring. Have a good weekend!

  10. sounds great. i have not made it in a slow cooker yet. thanks for sharing!!

  11. I love slow cooker recipes! They are so easy and so tasty. This looks delicious! I’ll have to throw it together one day this week..

  12. Gotta love those slow cooker meals..they always turn out so good!!
    This made me hungry!

  13. Liz

    Oh, this stew sounds fabulous! I love the addition of cannellini beans…and the sprinkle of fresh rosemary on top is wonderful!!! If this rainy streak continues, I’ll be trying this!

  14. This looks sooo delicious. Eventhough we have nice warm temperatures here in Virginia I’m still considering this dish for the weekend. 🙂

  15. Beautifully looking dish! I would be very happy eating it for dinner! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  16. This is a great meal! Yummy yummy. I so thought of you when the Chef mentioned slow cooker in our chef notes for our Oxtail Stew. I would love for you to try it and tell me how it goes!

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