Crock Pot Beef And Lentil Stew

Posted on June 17 2020

A bold-flavoured, wonderfully easy to make Crock Pot Beef And Lentil Stew that uses just the one pot. No mess, no fuss, just homemade, hearty, healthy and TASTY fare!

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A gluten-free stew that will warm the cockles of your soul, as well as make your taste buds and your hungry tummy VERY HAPPY

We are experiencing a cold snap at the moment. The last few days have been unreasonably chilly for our slice of the globe, but I have to admit, we are LOVING IT.

Last year we really didn’t have a winter at all, the whole year was warm, I don’t think I wore a thick jersey or a pair of boots even once. 

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Which might sound like a dream to some of you who live in properly cold climates (I hear you!), but, there’s something to be said for having your year broken up into seasons. 

Variety is the spice of life, as they say!

And I’m taking full advantage of the cold by making all the warm and cozy (sometimes old-fashioned and nostalgic – winter does that to me) dishes I can wrap my mind around.

Brace yourself for all the winter-warmers coming at you!

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If you’re somewhere where summer is just beginning, I apologise in advance.

But I have plenty of summer recipes like my Baked Chicken Pasta With Coconut Sauce, my Clean Eating Cucumber Mint Chickpea Salad. And you can give this  Mac and Cheese with Breadcrumbs a try for another hearty winter dish!

This recipe can be made in an oven-safe crock pot, which is how I make it – this method takes about 2 hours. Or in a slow cooker – this method takes about 4 hours, depending whether you cook on high or low.

Meanwhile, those who want to try this hearty dish but don’t have the time to shop for ingredients should consider looking for high-quality mail-order steak delivery services which can be a convenient option to get the beef and lentils delivered straight to their doorstep. This can save time and reduce the hassle of grocery shopping, while also ensuring the quality and freshness of the ingredients.

Home cooks can have peace of mind knowing that they are using high-quality, ethically-sourced meats in their recipes. Overall, incorporating this kind of service into meal planning can be a smart and convenient choice for busy home cooks who want to enjoy delicious, homemade meals without stressing.

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Crock Pot Beef And Lentil Stew is made with:

  • Beef shin (with bones), or stewing beef
  • Onion, carrots, potatoes, peas and mushrooms (an unusual addition, but SO SO good!)
  • Canned tomatoes, beef broth
  • Lentils, pre-soaked (see recipe)
  • Gluten-free flour, Himalayan pink salt and ground black pepper

Here’s how to make Crock Pot Beef And Lentil Stew:

  • Heat oil in oven-safe crock pot, toss beef in flour and seasoning and brown in hot oil for about 15 minutes
  • Once beef is browned, stir in veggies, canned tomato, broth and 1 cup hot water, cover and cook for 1 hour. Stir in soaked, drained and rinsed lentils and cook for another hour
  • Stir in peas and allow to sit for 5 minutes 
  • Serve with brown rice or your favourite healthy bread, or as is!

Comfortably serves 6 fully-grown, rumbling-tummy adults in the dead of winter. 

So I would imagine if you’re feeding a family with younger kids, you can count on this stew going a lot further. 

Especially if you serve it with aforementioned brown rice or healthy bread.

Not to worry if you have left-overs, this stew freezes brilliantly, or keeps in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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My Crock Pot Beef And Lentil Stew totally reminds me of an absolutely delicious beef goulash that I had while visiting family in Europe a long, long time ago (I was 13!). But I can remember the rich flavours like it was yesterday. 

And now I have a similar dish that I can make over and over again, and I plan to.


If you do me the honour of trying this delish recipe, please let me know what you think of it in the comments, I always love hearing from you!

Also, follow me on Instagram, and tag me in a photo if you make this dish, or any of my recipes 🙂

Happy, healthy cooking, until next time. 

Crock Pot Beef And Lentil Stew
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins

A bold-flavoured, wonderfully easy to make Crock Pot Beef And Lentil Stew that uses just the one pot. No mess, no fuss, just homemade, hearty, healthy and TASTY fare!

Course: Main Meals, Stew
Cuisine: American, International
Keyword: beef stew, crock pot, Dinner, Lentils, slow cooker, Vegetable
Servings: 6
Calories: 553 kcal
Author: Berry Sweet Life
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free flour , or plain flour
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 kg beef shin or stewing beef (with bones) , sliced into cubes
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot , peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 2 medium potatoes , peeled and diced
  • 1 cup button mushrooms , sliced
  • 400 g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth , low sodium
  • 1 cup brown lentils , soaked for at least 2 hours (cover with water, add 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar + 1/4 tsp pink salt)
  • 1 cup peas , fresh or frozen
  1. Preheat oven to 250°C (482°F).

  2. In a large, oven-safe crock pot, heat the olive oil in the oven for 8 minutes.

  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, a generous pinch of salt and black pepper together. Toss beef in flour mixture, then carefully toss beef in the hot oil (it should simmer) place back in oven, uncovered, to brown for 15 minutes.

  4. Reduce oven temperature to 180°C (350°F).

  5. Once beef has browned, stir in onion, carrot, potatoes, mushrooms, canned tomato, beef broth and 1 cup hot water to the crock pot. Return to oven, cover and cook for 1 hour.

  6. Stir in drained and rinsed lentils and cook, uncovered, for another 60 – 90 minutes until beef is really tender.

  7. Once the stew is cooked, stir in peas and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Serve with brown rice, or healthy bread, or as is!

Recipe Notes

You can make this stew in a slow cooker, just brown the beef in a frying pan, place in slow cooker and follow instructions as above, cook on high for 4 – 5 hours.


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