Slow Cooker Beef and White Bean Stew

The perfect slow cooker stew, featuring tender beef, root vegetables and white beans. An easy meal for any night of the week.

Slow Cooker Beef and White Bean Stew Recipe from

I’m really not big on New Year’s resolutions. I kind of figure, why wait until the beginning of the year to start something you could do any day. Only sometimes it’s something that really hits you and makes you go ‘I really want to be better this year’. Case in point, organizing and keeping better records. I spent the better part of the afternoon inputting hundreds of receipts into a spreadsheet. Making matters worse, my calculator was broken because my kids enjoyed playing with it as if it were a phone so that slightly complicated things. I’m basically 80% done with my records, I think, for the last year. Way to power through. I sure did shock myself there. But it would be so much nicer to not have to worry about a giant stack of receipts again. I’m hoping to make it more of a monthly process. Of course, we’ll see if that really happens or not.

Practically right after finishing up my goal for the day, I went on Amazon and searched for a new calculator. Did you know they come in pretty colors? I’m kind of excited about that. I know, that’s such a girl thing to be excited about. I get it. I’m fine with that. It’s pretty and I’ll call it my own… until the kids steal it and hide it somewhere again. It’s totally bound to happen.

Slow Cooker Beef and White Bean Stew Recipe from

Now let’s talk food.

I figured we’d continue with the slow cooker theme this week. After sharing this slow cooker chicken parm meatball soup and slow cooker chicken enchilada soup, it seemed fitting to end the week with another flavorful slow cooker recipe. If you haven’t figured out yet, I love using my slow cooker.

So, we’re moving right along into a must make savory beef stew. This isn’t a traditional basic veggie and beef stew, it’s better. It’s packed full of goodies and flavor from the variety of root vegetables, spinach and white beans. Let’s not forget the tender slow cooked beef, the star of the dish. Definitely give this a try. If you’re a fan of beef stew, you’ll love this easy and practically effortless recipe.

Slow Cooker Beef and White Bean Stew Recipe from

Slow Cooker Beef and White Bean Stew

An easy and flavorful slow cooker meal for any night of the week featuring tender beef, root vegetables and white beans.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time5 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow cooker
Servings: 6 plus


  • 1 1/5 lb beef stew meat trimmed and cubed to 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 C yellow onions chopped
  • 1/2 C carrots chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 30 oz Northern white beans drained and rinsed
  • 30 oz petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C beef broth
  • 5 oz baby spinach roughly 6-7 cups


  • Add all ingredients, minus spinach, to the bowl of a slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours. When 4 hours has passed, stir in spinach. Cover and cook for an additional 15-30 minutes.
  • Divide among bowls and enjoy.


Recipe yields roughly 6-8.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

More recipes to try:
Mini shepherd’s pies
Deep dish Chicago style pizza
Beef and Guinness pies with puff pastry
Chicken Parm meatballs
Chicken schnitzel
Buffalo chicken stuffed shells
Italian sausage and pepper pizza
Slow cooker cheddar ale and bratwurst soup

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