Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

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.


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.

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I am assuming it is chicken broth that was on the Costco list for this meal plan, but you could obviously change it out to beef broth

Sounds good but I would not freeze the potatoes. Add them fresh because otherwise your potatoes in the stew will taste watery and mushy. I find that both potatoes and rice don’t freeze very well.
Note: You can freeze mashed potatoes for other dinners, if you mix them with sour cream before freezing them.

It is deliciously simple! One if my fav beef stew recipes. The potatoes freeze well, especially russett. Adding broth later is a great idea!

Eh, this didn’t taste very good to us. I will say that the gold potatoes froze great. It was missing something overall though. We used chicken broth as she states. Maybe it needs beef broth. I doubt it will be made again. Loved making all the 20 freezer bags though. Fun afternoon with my husband helping me chop and cut everything. This was the first of our 20 we have eaten so here is to hoping the taste gets better.

my potatoes turned black. are they bad? from what i’ve read, you can’t freeze raw potatoes so are all my meals with potatoes bad???? confused why no one else is posting this????