Smoky Beef and Pumpkin Stew | Slow Cooker Recipe!

Slow Cooker Stew-recipe

Do you love slow cooker dinners? We do! So many reasons to love them. Especially when they are as delicious as this Smoky Beef and Pumpkin Stew! 

The number one reason we love it has got to be the easy factor! This recipe is literally…

  1. Gather all the ingredients
  2. chuck them in slow cooker
  3. turn on slow cooker and allow to cook for 8 hours.

BOOM! Easy as hey… YAY!

We’re sharing this extra special recipe with you to celebrate our new FREE Find Your Perfect Diet eCourse! This recipe is in the 5 day meal plan included in this eCourse. We have a feeling you will love it! 


Also we want to talk about the delish factor. This slow cooked Smoky Beef and Pumpkin Stew is all kinds of drool worthy goodness! It’s the perfect dinner for a chilly winter night. Actually it’s also yum as cold too, so you could defineitly enjoy in summer!

We named it smoky because there is bacon in it. We don’t technically know if this is the correct description but it tastes bacon-y and we think bacon tastes kinda smoky (let us know what you guys think!).

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We added pumpkin because pumpkin is probably our all time favourite vegetable and it just made this stew extra thick and yum.

Oh we how we LOVE this recipe. 

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla 

P.s. We’d highly recommend making these crunchy grain free bread rolls to go with this epic healthy slow cooker recipe.

P.p.s. We reckon this recipe will serve 4-6 people depending how hungry you are.

Serves 4
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
8 hr
  1. 500 g (1 lbs.) beef casserole meat cubed
  2. 400 g (14 oz.) pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cubed
  3. 200 g (7 oz.) button mushrooms
  4. 2 rashers (slices) bacon chopped
  5. 2 bay leaves
  6. 1 clove garlic crushed
  7. 1 onion chopped
  8. 1 red chilli chopped
  9. 1 cup red wine or stock/broth
  10. 1/2 cup stock/broth
  11. 2 tbs. fresh parsley chopped
  12. 1 tbs. tomato paste
  13. 2 tsp. oregano
  14. salt and pepper
  1. Place all the ingredients (except the fresh parsley) into the slow cooker and mix until combined.
  2. Turn on the slow cooker to low and allow to cook for 8 hours.
  3. Once cooked, pull apart the meat with two forks.
  4. Serve with fresh parsley.
  5. Oh and if you want to go all out make some crunchy grain free bread rolls for dipping! (link above!)
  1. If you have time, add a little oil to a medium heat fry pan and brown the edges of the beef, then add to the slow cooker. This will enhance the flavour, however it’s not necessary.
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