New This Month


Slow-Cooker Beef and Tomato Stew

Recipe photo courtesy of Standard

Nothing hits the spot on a chilly winter night like a hearty bowl of stew. Boost the feel-good factor with this lighter version.

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2012



Cook's Notes

Use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream to garnish chilis and stews to get creamy tang without the fat. Ask your butcher to trim away most of the fat from the beef chuck; it will still become tender and flavorful in a slow cooker. Use bulgur in place of brown rice, if you like.



To store, refrigerate stew in an airtight container, up to 3 days, or freeze, up to 3 months.

Similar Recipes


How would you rate this recipe?
  • jila99
    22 DEC, 2018
    I used Sour Cream light, vs. Yogurt.
  • rosefan1986
    4 DEC, 2017
    I made the recipe as described and it turned out perfect! My husband asks me to make it often all year round.
    • sartdavisgmail
      27 JAN, 2018
      Is delicious and easy to make. the meet is tender and the rest it has amazing tates
  • Linn
    29 JUN, 2014
    Made the recipe as written . The flavor was very good. Family enjoyed it! Serving it over brown rice really makes the dish. I added a dollop of sour cream (didn't have the yogurt). The only thing I think I'd do when I make it again would be to add some beef bullion or even a 1/2 cup of beef broth (in addition to the chicken broth). I think it would add more depth to the flavors.
  • TwoPenceGypsy
    25 FEB, 2014
    This turned out beautifully for us. This recipe was tender and very well flavored, and complimented the brown rice very well! We felt that it did not have enough veggies in it, so the leftovers, I threw in about a pound of green beans and they cooked up perfectly while the slow cooker was cooling down! Tasted a bite and that was better for us veggie lovers. ~smile~ Happy cooking everyone!
  • phaino
    11 NOV, 2013
    is pre-cooking the vegetables absolutely necessary? I understand searing the meat first but not the veggies. #1 pro of the slow-cooker (for me) is fewer dishes and wonder what would happen if I didn't sautee the veggies first....
  • LatinMi
    4 NOV, 2013
    I will definitely make this again. I haven't had a lot of luck with the slow cooker but this recipe gives me hope. I mostly followed the recipe, except I used beef broth. Also I didn't care for the fresh parsley on top so I will leave that out. Also I added mushrooms for last 10 minutes. Only negative is this did need more frequent stirring and I use the crockpot for times I'm not home all day to cook so it stuck to the bottom a little. Oh and I dredged beef in flour with salt and pepper.
  • lauren01
    8 MAR, 2013
    This is a keeper! Took the advice of the reviewer who added the can of hand crushed plum tomatoes. Otherwise followed the recipe as is.
  • MS11327459
    19 FEB, 2013
    Sorry I didnt see the side bar, I have a copy now!!!!Thanks!!!
  • MS11327459
    19 FEB, 2013
    |Great recipe but how do I get it to print for my file ????
  • katrosie1
    16 JAN, 2013
    We don't eat beef, so I make this recipe with pork shoulder. I like to double the veggies and add diced fennel to the mix. This last time I made it, I added a can of cannellini beans, and we liked it even better. Great dish!

I'm in the mood for:

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • dessert
  • an appetizer
  • a cocktail
{{secDropdownPreword}} {{secDropdownTitle}}
  • that's eggy
  • that's fruity
  • that's hearty
  • that's healthy
  • that's simple
  • that's a smoothie
  • that's a casserole
  • that's off the beaten path
  • that's light
  • that's packable
  • that's speedy
  • that's warming
  • that's kid-friendly
  • that's comforting
  • that's quick
  • that's healthy
  • that's a sunday dinner classic
  • that's vegetarian
  • that's seasonal
  • that's chocolaty
  • that's an american classic
  • that's easy
  • that's fruity
  • that's salty and sweet
  • that's over the top
  • that's crowd pleasing
  • that's simple
  • that's for a cocktail party
  • that's a dip or spread
  • that's healthy
  • that's cheesy
  • that's shaken not stirred
  • that's bubbily
  • that's good for a crowd
  • that's ideal for brunch
  • that's seasonal
  • that's simple
  • that's artisanal
See Recipes