Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Once you have a batch of my stew seasoning ready to go, making this comforting crockpot stew is a snap.


Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe - free of corn and top allergens and made with homemade seasoning (can be made in bulk!)

If you’re in the mood for something warm and comforting, you’ve come to the right place. Once you have a batch of my Gluten Free Stew Seasoning ready to go, making this gluten-free dairy-free slow cooker beef stew is incredibly easy. It’s nourishing, satisfying, and can be adapted for any season. I’ve recently updated this post to include more recipe tips and options, so you can customize the recipe to suit your taste and budget.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe - free of corn and top allergens and made with homemade seasoning (can be made in bulk!)

Recipe Tips: Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Beef Stew

  1. If you have a multicooker, like an InstantPot, you can brown the meat right in the cooker, before adding the other ingredients to slow cook. That’s one less pan to wash!
  2. My stew seasoning contains garlic and onion, but you can add some fresh onion and garlic for lovers of these pungent plants.
  3. We like to serve this gluten-free dairy-free slow cooker beef stew with rice or crusty gluten-free bread, like BFree.
  4. If you don’t have a slow cooker or need dinner ready sooner, you can cover and simmer the stew for about 90 minutes on the stove top.

Ingredient Notes & Substitutions

  • Beef: Stew is a great way to use those tough cuts of meat that are often less expensive. I like bottom round steak and chuck meat, but top round steak is also a good choice.
  • Vegetables: Don’t hesitate to experiment with other vegetables in this easy stew. You can try kohlrabi, turnip, green beans, summer squash, sweet potatoes, or parsnips.
  • Broth or Soup: You can use your favorite pre-made broth or stock. If buying something new, make sure it is gluten-free, dairy-free, and suits your other dietary needs. Many brands contain top allergens or other additives. I like to use a clean beef broth or bone broth, and preferably one that is lower sodium. It’s easy to add more salt at the end, if needed. Pacific Foods Bone Broth is a convenient organic option if you don’t have time to make your own.
  • Salt: The sodium level in this gluten-free dairy-free slow cooker beef stew will vary based on the broth or soup that you choose. As mentioned, I like to start with a lower sodium base, and then season to taste, if needed.
Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe - free of corn and top allergens and made with homemade seasoning (can be made in bulk!)

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Serves: 8 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 376 calories 13.8 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


  • 2 pounds beef or bison stew meat, cut into 1½-inch cubes
  • 6 tablespoons gluten-free stew seasoning
  • 2-4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 6 cups cubed potatoes, 1-inch thick
  • 2 cups sliced carrots, ½-inch thick (can sub baby carrots)
  • 2 cups sliced celery stalks, ¼-inch thick
  • 2 (32-ounce) cartons gluten-free soup or broth (see post above for options)
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Toss meat with stew seasoning and brown in oil.
  2. Add to slow cooker; browned meat, potatoes, carrots, celery and soup.
  3. Cook on high 4-6 hours or on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  4. Taste and add salt and pepper, as desired. Looking for a little zing? Add some dashes of hot sauce.


Nutrition Facts: (serving size = about 2 1/2 cups) Calories 376, Total Fat 13.8g, Saturated Fat 3.7g, Sodium 763mg, Total Carbohydrate 19.5g, Dietary Fiber 2.8g, Total Sugars 2.9g, Protein 41.1g

Dietary Notes: Gluten-Free | Casein-Free | Citrus-Free | Corn-Free | Dairy-Free | Egg-Free | Fish-Free | Peanut-Free | Shellfish-Free | Soy-Free | Tree Nut-Free | Wheat-Free | Sesame-Free | Sweetener-Free | Yeast-free | GFCF

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glutenfreeforgood November 30, 2010 - 9:53 pm

Is it cold up your way? It's windy and cold here. The cold and snow, I don't mind, but this icy wind is for the birds (penguins). Perfect day for your slow-cooker stew. Do you deliver? Seriously, your stew seasoning looks delicious and the stew wonderful. Did you get the notice from Sari (notes from the barnyard) about the new 100% organic, grass fed beef people (cows, not people) in Wellington? I may try that. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, I'm lifting your seasoning and slow cooker recipes. Thanks, Lexie!

Jeri December 2, 2010 - 10:07 pm

This is simmering in my slow-cooker as I speak. The house smells delicious. While it's not cold during the day this week in California (70ish), by sundown it gets pretty chilly. I'm new to gf and I really appreciate these recipes that don't require much tweaking so the whole family can enjoy. All I had to do was buy the rice flour. Now to find a great recipe for gf french bread. Too late for today but definitely next time.

Hi Jeri, please report back with a review. Any suggestions for improvement? You are so right about there being a lot of support for GF and special diets online. Elana at was the first blog I started following. She was a fantastic help to me. Working on a recipe for molasses bread … that'd go real nice with this stew : )

Wendy @ Celiacs in the House December 5, 2010 - 6:37 pm

I use the Pacific Natural Foods broth for my beef stew, too. I'll have to give your special seasonings a try. Our first real snow yesterday and I'm making a white bean chili in the slow cooker today to keep warm.

Terry December 7, 2010 - 12:54 am

This stew looks so good…. I love using the slow cooker too!! Thanks!

If you are interested I have a linky up to link all the Gluten Free Blogs to. Hope you can stop by and link up.

Jeri December 9, 2010 - 8:19 am

This stew was very delicious. It didn't thicken up as much as I wanted it to – maybe I didn't use enough seasoning. I pulled some broth out and thickened it up on the stove with arrowroot and put it back in the crockpot. We all loved it. Thanks Lexie.

Thanks for the comment Jeri! Yes, this is not a super thick stew as I try to keep the flour/grain in this recipe to a minimum. I will add this tip that I use to thicken stew and other soups; remove some of the vegetables that are in the stew (potatoes are ideal) once they are fully cooked. Mash or puree (with some of the cooking liquid) in a food processor or blender. Stir puree into the stew. Voila 🙂

Shirley @ gfe September 30, 2011 - 10:16 am

Somehow I missed this stew when you posted it before. It looks totally delicious, Lexie. And it's going to be cold here this weekend. Hubby is trying to talk me into going camping at our mtn property, which normally I love doing, but it will feel like the 30s with the wind chill there during the day tomorrow and in the 20s at night. Yikes! Plus, there's some rain in the forecast and it's my dad's birthday on Sunday. I love the idea of staying home and making this stew. 😉 I'll use venison in ours.


Belle August 22, 2014 - 3:05 pm

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