Slow-Cooker Beef and Bacon Stew for Two

Get an extra flavor boost when you add bacon to your beef stew--a comfort food favorite for two.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 7 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 2

Ingredients

2
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4
lb beef stew meat
1
small onion, thinly sliced
1
cup ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots, halved lengthwise
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
cup apple juice or beer
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until brown but not crisp. Add beef stew meat and onion; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned.
  • 2 Into 1 1/2-quart slow cooker, spoon mixture; stir in carrots. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; gently stir into mixture in slow cooker.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    460
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    26g
    26%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    610mg
    610%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    24g
    24%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    15g
    15%
    ),
    Protein
    32g
    32%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    210%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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