Slow Cooker Stew Recipes

Looking for slow cooker stew recipes? Browse more than 115 recipes for rich, hearty, long-simmered beef stews, pork stews, and vegetarian and chicken versions, too.

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Slow Cooker Spanish Beef Stew

Rating: 4.43 stars
I have never heard a complaint of my beef stew, it's a great new take on an old favorite! I prefer to serve stew over white rice, it all depends on your taste. You can season the beef with a packet of Sazon instead of salt and pepper, for even more Spanish style.

Slow Cooker Guisado Verde

Rating: 4.45 stars
An easy tomatillo and pork stew that is my boyfriend's favorite. Make it as spicy as you like by adding more or less jalapenos, or do not add any if you have a more tender palate.

Spicy Beef Curry Stew for the Slow Cooker

Rating: 4.27 stars
This hearty, spicy beef stew is only for those that can handle the heat. I prefer to make it in the slow cooker, but it can be made stove top also. Great served over mashed potatoes or rice.

Pork Sweet Potato Stew

Rating: 4.65 stars
Delicious tender pork and sweet potatoes equal a lovely stew! Can be adapted for the slow cooker after the skillet steps.

Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh

Rating: 4.19 stars
I have been making this Moroccan-style recipe for years. It's so easy to make, it has become a tradition in our household.

Harvest Pork Stew

Rating: 4.26 stars
I first tried this recipe a year ago and it is unbelievably good! I never realized that adding two apples would give this savory stew such a hint of sweetness.

Slow Cooker Jambalaya (Vegan)

Rating: 4.5 stars
A good meal to freeze and throw in the slow cooker on a busy day. I prefer the rice cooked separately. You can substitute Creole seasoning for the Cajun seasoning and bok choy for the celery, if desired.

Diego's Special Beef Stew

Rating: 4.36 stars
This is a beef stew for the slow cooker that I came up with after quite a bit of trial and error attempting to improve upon other recipes. My husband Diego was my critic each time and finally he chose this as the winner. It has a LOT of onion :-)

Mile High Green Chili

Rating: 4.57 stars
Green chili is a Colorado favorite, it's always a crowd pleaser when we have out-of-state visitors. Roasting your veggies first gives this recipe a deeper level of flavor. This can be served over rice as a main course, stuffed in enchiladas, or over potatoes and eggs.

Slow Cooker Oxtail Stew

Rating: 4.69 stars
Slow-cooked decadent oxtail is cooked to perfection in this rich and hearty stew. Leave out the potatoes and serve over rice if desired.

Latin-Inspired Spicy Cream Chicken Stew

Rating: 4.6 stars
My old roommate, who was Latino, gave me this recipe about 8 years ago. Recently I was cleaning out a cookbook and found the recipe tucked away. This is extremely delicious. I don't know what it was called, she just said it was something her mom used to make when she was younger. Depending on how spicy you like it, you omit or ramp up any variety of hot spices you like. This is great served over rice with shredded cheese and sour cream -- or even with corn bread. It is really versatile.

Inspiration and Ideas

Northern Italian Beef Stew
Rating: Unrated
"Big and hearty, with a beefy tomato taste. Rich and robust, satisfying, and stick-to-your-ribs good." – naples34102
Slow Cooker Belgian Chicken Booyah
Rating: Unrated
This booyah recipe is adapted from a recipe cooked in 55 gallon cast-iron kettles over a wood fire found at church picnics in northeastern Wisconsin.

Homemade Chili

Rating: 4.78 stars

My boys and husband love this. Add some corn chips or Cheddar cheese and it is to die for. I have made this for my husband's work and for church functions and it is always a winner.