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Crock Pot Stew Beef & Gravy Recipe

Chunks of lean stew beef browned with onions and simmered until tender, a simply hearty and delicious this recipe makes for a family favorite Weight Watchers friendly meal.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 201
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion (1 large)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds extra lean stew beef (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 beef bouillon cubes (I use 3 teaspoons jarred Better Than Bouillon Beef Base)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 - 2 drops of Gravy Master Browning & Seasoning (optional)


  • Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart.
  • Place the oil in a skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often until the onion is golden and softened, about 5 minutes. Scrape the onion into the slow cooker.
  • Pat dry the beef with paper towels and then season it with the salt and pepper.
  • Add it to the skillet in batches so you don't overcrowd the pan.
  • Cook, just until the sides are browned, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. (The meat will still be raw in the middle.)
  • Scrape the meat into the slow cooker.
  • Add the water, bouillon and flour to the skillet and cook, stirring often, until thickened 2 to 3 minutes. Pour over the meat.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or until the meat is fork tender. If desired, stir in 1-2 drops of Gravy Master Browning and Seasoning at the end.
  • Serve over rice or mashed potatoes or noodles or zucchini noodles.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 3/4 cup beef + gravy
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *4
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4
Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Stew Beef & Gravy Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 /4 cup beef + gravy)
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 24g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: slow cooker stew beef with gravy, stew meat and gravy