Recipe of the Week: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Posted by Balance In Motion in Recipes

It’s hard to beat beef stew. It’s hearty, easy to prepare and full of flavour. It also tends to be a family favourite. Try making this nice n’ easy slow cooker version for your family tonight. Best part? It makes enough for a second meal ūüėČ




Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Makes 8 servings with some leftovers



1-3 tablespoons of coconut oil

2 pounds of grass fed or organic stewing beef, cubed

1 large yam, peeled and cubed

8 baby potatoes, quartered

1 large onion, diced

2 large carrots, diced

1 whole head of garlic, peeled and minced

1/2-cup red wine (optional)

2-4 cups of organic mushroom or beef broth

1-2 cups cremini mushrooms, quartered (If you don’t like them, just leave them out ūüėČ

1 can tomato paste

1 teaspoon of ground coriander

pinch of cinnamon

Sea salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon Fresh thyme, finely chopped

1 tablespoon Fresh Rosemary,  finely chopped

4 cups of chopped spinach or lacinato kale



  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium to¬†high heat.
  • Brown the meat in batches, using more oil as needed **If you overcrowd the pan, it won’t stay hot enough to brown the meat).
  • Once 2 sides of the meat have been browned, transfer your beef to your slow cooker.
  • In the same pan that you browned your meat, add your onion and¬†saut√© over medium heat until soft and browned. Adding more oil if needed.
  • Add the carrots and garlic and¬†saut√©¬†for one more minute, then transfer to your slow cooker. **Be careful not¬†to¬†burn your¬†garlic or it will become bitter.
  • Add a little of the stock to the pan and scrape up all the brown tasty bits from the bottom.
  • Transfer to slow cooker and add all the remaining ingredients, except the spinach or kale.
  • Cook for 8-hours on low in the slow cooker or 4-hours on high.
  • If your stew¬†looks too runny, take the lid off the slow cooker about 45-minutes before it’s finished to¬†let some of the juice evaporate.
  • 10-minutes before serving stir in your chopped kale or spinach.


Serve with a nice salad.