Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Parsnip


This beef stew always has people asking for the recipe. It is thick and heavy on the onion, as that is what my family likes. As I am lazy, I do not brown the beef before sticking in the slow cooker.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped

  • 2 large onions, chopped

  • 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 (1.2 ounce) packages dry brown gravy mix

  • 2 envelopes onion gravy mix

  • 2 packets beef bouillon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


  1. Mix ground beef, carrots, onions, parsnip, sweet potato, water, brown gravy mix. onion gravy mix, beef bouillon, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and thyme in a slow cooker.

  2. Cook on Low for 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

295 Calories
11g Fat
32g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 295
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 1425mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 709mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.