In this video, we'll show you how to put together a slow-cooker meal that has beef, mushrooms, potatoes, carrots, celery and lots of spices. This ultimate comfort food stew also freezes well. You'll be glad to have individual servings in your freezer for last-minute suppers. Get the recipe for Make-Ahead Slow Cooker Beef Stew. Love the make-ahead quality of this recipe?