Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 5, 2013

Slow Cooker Freezer Pack Costco Plan - 20 Meals for $150 in Less Than 2 Hours |

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This recipe is part of the 20 Slow Cooker Freezer Packs from Costco for $150 meal plan. Note that this is written as a single recipe, but is doubled in the Costco meal plan, so you will have enough ingredients to make 2 packs.

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time - 8 hours in slow cooker


  • ¼ of the stew beef, about 1 lb.
  • 3 potatoes, quartered
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms, optional
  • 3 cups broth
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper


Assembly Instructions: Add all ingredients to the pack, in the order they were listed. Remove as much air as you can or vacuum seal the pack. Freeze up to 6 months in a refrigerator freezer, or 12 months in a deep freezer.

Cooking Instructions: Thaw the slow cooker pack in the refrigerator overnight, or in a bowl of warm water for about 30 minutes. If the pack is partially thawed, cook on low for 8-10 hours. If the pack is completely thawed, you can cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours.

Side dish suggestion: This one-dish meal doesn’t need a side dish, unless you want to add one. I would suggest a simple green salad or broccoli.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Judy W August 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Is it 3 cups of beef broth that is used in this recipe?


PirateMomPenny August 13, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Would it be ok to freeze without the beef broth…and then add into the crockpot at cooking time?
I’m thinking this would save room in my freezer. Thoughts?


Molly August 18, 2014 at 3:31 pm

How often/when should I be stirring?


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