Heat 2 Tablespoons oil over medium-high heat in a large saute pan. Season the beef with salt and pepper.
Add beef in batches to pan and brown on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining beef.
Place beef and all of the remaining ingredients into a slow cooker. Stir to incorporate all ingredients and ensure that the meat and vegetables are covered with the broth.
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Remove Bay leaves and serve.