Slow Cooker Spanish Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Spanish Beef Stew


"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."
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4 h 20 m servings 241 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 241 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 822 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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.
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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook beef in hot skillet until completely browned, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Transfer beef to a slow cooker, retaining some of the beef drippings in the skillet.
  2. Return skillet to heat and heat the retained drippings. Saute onion and garlic in hot drippings until softened, about 5 minutes; add to beef in slow cooker.
  3. Stir potatoes, diced tomatoes, sofrito, and olives into the beef mixture.
  4. Cook on Low until beef and potatoes are fork-tender, 4 to 5 hours.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


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  1. 42 Ratings

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12.9.15 I'm not a huge fan of slow cooking, but beef stew is one meal that always works well in a slow cooker. At 4 hours on low, neither the meat nor the potatoes were tender, so I bumped u...

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Much prefer stew with more vegetables. Also sofrito tastes a bit sour to me. All in all, not something I would make again.

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12.9.15 I'm not a huge fan of slow cooking, but beef stew is one meal that always works well in a slow cooker. At 4 hours on low, neither the meat nor the potatoes were tender, so I bumped u...

I followed the suggestions of everyone else and did 4 hours on low and then 1 and a half on high. I actually doubled the recipe with no real issues that I could see. I did add some of the actual...

Delicious! Only thing I did different was tossed the raw beef in adobo saffron spices before browning it. Otherwise I followed the recipe to a T. Definitely a new family favorite! Even my 2 year...

Very hearty and delicious. The different flavors give it a nice new twist on a traditional beef stew.

This was delicious. The only change I made was to add 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce. This is going into our regular rotation. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

I made this today, and absolutely loved it. It is one of the tastiest stews I have ever cooked! I did tweak it a bit..Upon suggestions from some of the critiques, I browned the meat in a packe...

when ever I make beef stew I always use a chuck roast and cut it myself. It is always tender with good flavor.

This is good, though I feel the Rotel overpowers the dish. It gives it a kick, but that can be done with other spices. Next time I'll just use a can of tomatoes so the Latin seasonings shine thr...

The only change I made was to use sliced green olives & pimentos, which i rinsed thoroughly. Like another reviewer, after 4 hours the beef and potatoes weren't tender. Another 1.5 hours on high ...

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