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.

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  • 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

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Serve this rich beef stew with mashed potatoes to soak up every last drop of the delicious juices!

Nutritional information

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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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