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    The 25 BEST Crockpot Stew Recipes

    Everyone loves a good stew, and when it cooks for a long time in your slow cooker, it’s sure to turn out extra delicious.

    That’s why we’ve rounded up this collection of the best Crockpot Stew Recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internt.

    From traditional beef stews you grew up on to unique varieties from all around the world, this list of 25 recipes is sure to have something for everyone!

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    Crockpot Stews:

    1. Guinness Beef Stew

    If you’re craving a delicious pot of stew, why not give our Guinness beef stew recipe a try? It’s absolutely delicious!

    The flavors of this stew are incredible – a combination of rich Guinness stout, fresh herbs, and humble veggies. It’s the ultimate in comfort food.

    Get the Recipe: Guinness Beef Stew

    2. Chile Verde

    Chile Verde, or green chili, is a Mexican classic that you must try for yourself!

    It’s low on effort, you just need to do a little prep work and then simply set it and forget it.

    It’s the perfect winter warmer, but trust us, you’ll be craving it all year round.

    Get the Recipe: Chile Verde

    3. Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)

    Let’s spice things up with some Latin flavors and dig into one of the yummiest comfort foods from the Caribbean, carne guisada!

    There’s so much flavor in every tender meat chunk. It is packed full of famous flavor enhancers like sofrito, sazon, adobo, and olives. You’ll be amazed at how perfectly olives complement stew!

    Try this delicious and hearty beef stew tonight, and we promise you’ll want to save the recipe forever.

    Get the Recipe: Carne Guisada

    4. Meatball Stew

    This meatball stew recipe is the perfect hearty and family-friendly dinner that you’ll be cooking until the first signs of spring!

    This dish is an excellent combination of stew and meatballs. And the best part? You can make it on the slow cooker, in the stove, or the Instant Pot®.

    Get the Recipe: Meatball Stew

    5. Pork Stew

    Forget the usual beef and chicken! Give our pork stew recipe a try and discover what you’ve been missing out on all this time!

    Tender pork shoulder is simmered in a delicious wine and herb gravy with chunky veggies, making it one of the best stews ever. Just make a big batch, as the leftovers taste amazing too!

    Get the Recipe: Pork Stew

    6. Ropa Vieja (Cuba’s National Dish)

    Ropa vieja is an awesome Cuban classic!

    This one is slow-cooked to perfection, with tender and juicy beef swimming in an authentic tomato and wine sauce. To kick the flavors up a notch, just top it off with some briny olives and capers.

    So when you are craving Latin food, make sure to put this Cuban favorite at the top of your must-eat list.

    Get the Recipe: Ropa Vieja

    7. Brunswick Stew

    If you’re in the mood for some amazing Southern flavors or simply want a warm and hearty meal on a cold winter’s day, then this brunswick stew recipe is a total winner.

    This dish is packed with smoked meats, veggies, and amazing seasonings, plus it’s a breeze to make. With just a few minutes of hands-on time you’re good to go.

    Get the Recipe: Brunswick Stew

    8. Birria (Mexican Beef Stew)

    Get ready for some mouthwatering birria, a super popular Mexican stew that is packed with savory, earthy, and spicy flavors, with the meat cooked low and slow for hours until it falls apart. It’s delicious!

    Just dig in with birria consommé and have the best taco experience with your loved ones.

    Get the Recipe: Birria

    9. Filipino Pork Adobo

    Let’s create some delicious flavors with our wonderful classic Filipino recipe, pork adobo!

    This version gives the classic stew a creamy twist with coconut milk and is even tastier and even more addictive!

    Serve it with steamed rice or crusty bread to soak up the scrumptious sauce. You’ll absolutely adore this delightful combination.

    Get the Recipe: Pork Adobo

    10. Maafe (Senegalese Peanut Stew)

    This West African maafe is one of the creamiest and yummiest stews you’ll ever whip up in your kitchen!

    Your pot will have a delicious mix of peanut butter richness, tangy tomato, aromatics and spices, and of course your preferred protein and veggies.

    Serve this treat with a generous serving of rice or regular couscous, and relish the flavors of Senegal in the comfort of your home.

    Get the Recipe: Maafe

    11. Pork Vindaloo

    This authentic pork vindaloo from Goa, India isn’t just a curry, it’s a whole experience!

    This amazing vibrant curry has a fiery, yet not too overpowering kick. It’s pleasantly hot, tinglingly tangy, and slightly sweet. That’s what makes vindaloo so special.

    Just throw in any protein you like with vindaloo paste, let it marinate for a few hours then slow-cook it. And that’s it, enjoy!

    Get the Recipe: Pork Vindaloo

    12. Dublin Coddle

    Do you want an authentic Irish dish for your St. Patrick’s Day feast? Look no further, as this hearty and cozy Dublin coddle is loaded with rich, satisfying flavors. It’s pure comfort food!

    You’ll truly adore the simplicity and ease of this coddle and yes, don’t forget to pair it with some nice crusty bread for a lovely meal.

    Get the Recipe: Dublin Coddle

    13. Puerto Rican Picadillo

    This classic Purto Rican picadillo is a Latin American dish that will soon become a firm favorite!

    You’ll completely adore this version because it’s so versatile and goes perfectly with your beloved tacos, burritos, empanadas, or even alongside rice and plantains. It’s a delicious Latin delicacy that lets you enjoy multiple meals.

    Get the Recipe: Picadillo

    14. Slow Cooker Beef Stew

    Try out this crockpot beef stew with your family and watch everyone become an instant fan!

    When the meat is unbelievably tender and the stew is super rich, chunky, and hearty, there’s seriously nothing more comforting than this beef stew on a chilly night.

    Just have your crusty bread ready for dipping, a glass of red wine, and a side salad to complete your meal.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    15. Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

    This yummy slow cooker chicken stew is the top comfort food for chilly weather!

    With just a handful of ingredients, it turns out wonderfully creamy and packed with tender cooked veggies. Plus, it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and can easily be made both paleo and Whole30 friendly. Give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ thealmondeater

    16. Cowboy Stew

    This cowboy stew made in a crockpot is one seriously hearty beef stew that is packed with flavor!

    You’ll absolutely love this super easy recipe! Beef chunks, potatoes, beans, and veggies, all simmered in a tasty tomato sauce.

    It’s a delicious, filling, and satisfying one-pot meal, perfect for those cozy fall and winter seasons. Enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ kitchen divas

    17. Slow-Cooker Venison Stew

    This slow-cooker venison stew is the bomb! It’s got a rich, flavorful broth that’s perfect for your tender meat, and perfectly cooked veggies.

    And the best part? You only need 15 minutes prep time before letting the slow-cooker work its magic. How awesome is that?

    Get the Recipe @ missallieskitchen

    18. Slow-Cooker Hungarian Goulash

    Looking for a cozy and comforting meal? This slow-cooker Hungarian goulash recipe will have you covered!

    Imagine juicy beef and veggies in a flavorful broth with a touch of Hungarian paprika. And guess what? It’s super easy to make in a Crock Pot®

    Get the Recipe @ afarmgirlsdabbles

    19. Slow-Cooker Beef Bourguignon

    Slow-cooker beef bourguignon has insanely tender, melt-in-your-mouth beef, and hearty veggies slow-cooked to perfection in a rich sauce.

    If you want a flavor-packed beef stew, look no further! Give this amazing recipe a try!

    Plus, it’s incredibly cozy and the ideal meal for those chilly months.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    20. Slow-Cooker Lamb Stew

    Get ready to cozy up with a delicious slow-cooker lamb stew!

    This incredible winter stew with super tender lamb and juicy veggies is a real crowd pleaser, it’s the perfect rustic recipe that your whole family will love.

    Get the Recipe @ theflavoursofkitchen

    21. Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew

    This slow-cooker corned beef and cabbage stew is the easiest thing that you will ever make at home!

    You don’t even have to cook anything beforehand – just pile all the ingredients in the slow cooker, hit cook, and come back in a few hours. It’s seriously so easy.

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    22. Slow-Cooker Pozole

    Want a cozy soup with a Mexican twist? Give this super easy pork stew a try!

    This Mexican soup is so hearty, filled with tender pork, hominy, fresh chiles, herbs, and spices.

    It’s simply bursting with flavor and it is perfect for a quick and delicious weeknight meal.

    Get the Recipe @ kaleforniakravings

    23. Slow-Cooker Campfire Stew

    Dig into the mouthwatering pork shoulder chunks swimming in a flavorful tomato sauce, jazzed up with smoked paprika and a touch of chili powder. This hearty stew is just what you need to savor by the campfire!

    This winter warmer becomes even more yummy and nutrient-packed with the addition of white cannellini beans, carrots, and butternut squash. Give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ vikalinka

    24. Slow-Cooker Oxtail Stew

    This slow-cooker oxtail stew is simply amazing! It’s so hearty, mouthwatering, and ridiculously tender.

    You’ve got melt-in-your-mouth beef, chunky potatoes, carrots, and peas, all smothered in the most incredible stew broth. Trust us, this stew is the ultimate comfort food that you can enjoy any day of the week.

    Pair this comforting stew with some crusty bread or our favorite easy eggless cornbread muffins to soak up all that delicious beefy sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ mommyshomecooking

    25. Slow-Cooker Italian Beef Stew

    Sit back and relax while your crock pot does the heavy lifting! This hearty beef stew with a delicious Italian twist features slow-cooked beef in red wine, tomatoes, veggies, beans, and artichokes. And the result is a flavorful dish that will warm you up on even the coldest of days.

    Serve it over creamy polenta for a deliciously cozy and comforting stay-at-home dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ vikalinka

    We hope you enjoy these delicious crockpot stew recipes as much as we do. There’s such a big variety, it’s hard to pick a favorite!

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    25 BEST Crockpot Stew Recipes

    This collection of Crockpot Stew Recipes includes a huge variety of stews you can cook in your slow cooker.


    • 2.5 lbs beef, cut into 1.5 in chunks
    • 1 lb baby potatoes
    • 4 carrots, roughly chopped
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 4 celery stalks, chopped
    • 5-6 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 12oz bottle Guinness stout
    • 2 cups beef broth
    • ½ cup balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
    • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary (or 2 tsp dried)
    • 7-8 sprigs fresh thyme (or 2 tsp dried)
    • 3 bay leaves
    • Salt & pepper to taste
    • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
    • 2-3 Tbsp flour


    1. In a skillet over medium high heat, add oil then beef chunks. Give a quick sear to all sides. Don't overcrowd, work in batches if necessary.
    2. In slow cooker, add half of veggies, then meat, herbs, and chopped garlic then remaining veggies. Add liquids. Everything should be submerged. If needed add additional water or broth.
    3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
    4. Mix 2-3 tablespoons of flour with cold water. Gradually stir into cooked stew until you get your desired consistency.

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