Slow-Cooked Family-Favorite Beef Stew

Family favorites can be slo-o-ow good. Piping-hot refrigerated biscuits are a natural with this one.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 8 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb beef stew meat, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
tablespoon oil
1
lb small (2 1/2 to 3-inch) red potatoes, quartered
1 1/2
cups frozen pearl onions (from 16-oz package)
1
bag (1 lb) ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1
jar (12 oz) beef gravy
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4
cup cold water

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 On waxed paper, sprinkle beef with 2 tablespoons flour, salt and pepper; toss to coat. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add coated beef; cook and stir 4 to 6 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 In 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, layer potatoes, onions and carrots. Add browned beef; sprinkle with any remaining flour mixture. Top with gravy and tomatoes.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 4 Before serving, in small bowl, blend 3 tablespoons flour with water. Stir into stew. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook 10 minutes longer or until thickened.
  • 1 On waxed paper, sprinkle beef with 2 tablespoons flour, salt and pepper; toss to coat. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add coated beef; cook and stir 4 to 6 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 In 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, layer potatoes, onions and carrots. Add browned beef; sprinkle with any remaining flour mixture. Top with gravy and tomatoes.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 4 Before serving, in small bowl, blend 3 tablespoons flour with water. Stir into stew. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook 10 minutes longer or until thickened.

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This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
910mg
910%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
430%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.