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Hearty Roasted Vegetable Beef Stew

Warm up this winter with a nice big bowl of my Hearty Roasted Vegetable Beef Stew! This is a great healthy slow cooker recipe for a snow day or a relaxing weekend!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword beef stew recipe crock pot, beef stew recipe slow cooker, best beef stew, best beef stew crock pot, best beef stew recipe, easy beef stew recipe, stew meat recipe, stew recipe, stew recipe crock pot, vegetable beef stew
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 224kcal


  • Oven


  • 1 lb peeled carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large onion coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups brussels sprouts halved
  • 1/2 lb fingerling potatoes cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 5 stalks celery cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp Lawry's Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lbs meat of choice
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp bacon drippings or extra virgin olive oil
  • 32 oz chicken broth or other broth of choice
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  • Place all of your cut vegetables onto prepared baking sheet, use 2 if necessary. Bake for 20 minutes, or until slightly softened. Vegetables will cook more in the slow cooker.
  • Place beef into large ziploc with flour, salt and pepper. Shake to coat all pieces.
  • Heat large dutch oven over medium heat with bacon drippings (preferred) or olive oil.
  • Brown flour coated beef pieces in hot pan to brown both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Transfer browned beef to slow cooker placed on low setting. Add roasted vegetables and broth.
  • Melt butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. 
  • Slowly whisk in broth. Continue whisking until thickened. Stir in dried thyme then stir into slow cooker. Let cook for 5-8 hours until beef is fork tender.
  • Season to your liking. Serve warm over mashed potatoes or just by itself in a bowl.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 647mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6510IU | Vitamin C: 31.5mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.5mg