southern slow cooked beef stew
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Slow Cooker Month: How we do stew down here in the South :)

Day 10 of the Slow Cooker Challenger…

Beef Stew…

At one point, beef stew meant multiple pots and a good chunk of the day hanging in the kitchen. Crockpots have made it easier to make this dish. And you can have some variety here too — add other vegetables like carrots or potatoes if you want!

It’s how we stew in the South…

southern slow-cooked beef stew
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Southern Slow Cooked Beef Stew

How We slow-cook stew in the South
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, slow cooker, stew


  • slow cooker


  • 1 lb. beef stew meat
  • 1 can 15 oz diced tomatoes with garlic
  • 2 cups kale cleaned and chopped
  • 1 can 15 oz black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 TBSP oil for frying


  • Put salt, pepper, and flour in a paper bag, add beef and shake to combine.
  • Heat oil in cast iron pan over medium heat, then add the beef and brown quickly. Remove beef from the skillet with a slotted spoon to crockpot.
  • In the same skillet over low heat add can of diced tomatoes and stir to get browned bits from skillet.
  • To crockpot, add kale and black-eyed peas then pour the mixture from the skillet over all.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours until beef is nice and tender.

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Slow Cooker Month: How we do stew down here in the South :)

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