Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew

5 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 12 hours 30 minutes

Give savory beef stew a Tuscan twist with Italian seasoning, cannellini beans and crushed tomatoes.


1 pound beef stew meat
1 teaspoon beef base
3 large carrots; cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups)
2 medium stalks celery; cut into 1-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
2 cloves garlic; finely chopped
1 medium onion; coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can cannellini beans; (white kidney) (19 ounces)
1 can crushed tomatoes in puree; (28 ounces) undrained
1 jar beef gravy; (12 ounces)
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups frozen cut green beans

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Place beef, beef base, carrots, celery, garlic, onion, pepper, kidney beans, tomatoes and gravy in order listed in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low heat setting 10 to 12 hours.

Stir in Italian seasoning, sugar and frozen green beans. Increase heat setting to high.

Cover and cook 15 minutes or until green beans are tender.


The Italian seasoning is added at the end to preserve its flavor.

If you can't find white kidney beans, red ones will taste just fine.

Serve a tossed green salad and hot garlic bread to round out this meal.

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Great fall recipe. Easy slow cooker meal with distinctive Italian twist. Thanks.
jimshim 6m ago

magg 1y ago

This recipe makes me drooollllll...
benjaminwright 2y ago

I didn't have gravy, beef base, or the beans, and I omitted the sugar. I used a can of beef broth for liquid and added a little cayenne pepper for kick. It was delicious and my son asked me to make it again soon.
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