Growing up as a kid whenever I felt down or sick, mom always made homemade stew.  Now that I’m older and my own kids get a fever or chill or simply want something hearty to eat. It’s my turn to do my own take on what tastes like home.  I will admit I cheat when making this slow cooker recipe. Campbell’s Chunky Slow Cooker Stew.

Campbell's Chunky Slow Cooker Stew
Serves 12
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 hr
  1. 4 large cans of Campbell's Chunky Beef Stew with Country Vegetables
  2. 5 large Russet Potatoes
  3. 5 large carrots
  4. 3 stalks of celery
  5. 1/2 cup barley
  6. 1/2 onion chopped
  7. 1 lb ground lean beef
  8. Beef stock
  1. Cut up carrots, onions, celery and add to crock pot
  2. Brown lean ground beef add
  3. Open 4 cans of soup
  4. Add 2 cans of water
  5. After 2 hours of cooking on high - add barley and beef stock
  6. Cook on high for 3 hours minimum before serving
  1. Let stew stand for 1/2 hour before serving. Make sure you turn it down to warm.
I like using Campbell’s Chunky Soup as a base for my stew because the flavors are so amazing. Adding your own ingredients to it also spices things up. I find adding hamburger makes it meaty which my kids love. But you can also use stew beef, or swap soups and do a chicken.