Crock Pot · Dinner · main dish

Five Minute Prep Beef Stew

Last week I had plans to spend most of the afternoon out with a friend, but wanted to get dinner started before I left.    I sent her a text,

“I’m putting my Beef Stew in the crock pot; I’ll leave in a few minutes.”  

That is literally how long it took me to get this delicious meal into the crock pot!  

Not only is this meal fast to put together, it’s also so comforting and delicious on a cold winter day! This recipe was given to me by my sister many years ago, and it’s the only recipe I use for Beef Stew.  The ingredients come together to make a golden and yummy gravy over the meat and veggies.  I added a salad and corn muffins and the meal was so satisfying when I got home!


Here’s what you’ll need:

1 lb.Beef Stew Meat
1 can diced tomatoes – undrained
Carrots – I used about half a bag of baby carrots
1 Onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2-3 potatoes, diced
1 can Golden Mushroom Soup
Salt and pepper



Place all ingredients in the crock pot, season with salt and pepper.  Mix to combine.  Turn crock pot on low and cook all day.


Seriously, it doesn’t get any easier than this recipe.  If you have a busy day and need supper to be waiting for you that will be a crowd pleaser, you seriously need to add this to your menu!

Happy Monday!


2 thoughts on “Five Minute Prep Beef Stew

  1. Mm-mmm, I will have to try that sometime. I just made beef stew (from a new-to-me Gooseberry Patch recipe) yesterday for our potluck lunch at church. It called for brown gravy mix rather than the golden mushroom soup, but otherwise was quite similar. It was delicious, but this sounds fabulous too. Aren’t baby carrots the best for recipes like this? They are the only carrots I buy regularly because they are so versatile. To make things even faster in recipes like this, I use either frozen chopped onions or the frozen baby onions. I’m always looking to streamline things, and I use my slow cooker a LOT. Thanks for sharing this!


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