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Slow-Cooker Beef and Bacon Stew for Two

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  7 reviews
  • 10 min prep time
  • 7 hr 10 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 2 servings
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Get an extra flavor boost when you add bacon to your beef stew--a comfort food favorite for two.

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

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

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
100mg
34%
Sodium
610mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
15g
15%
Protein
32g
32%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
210%
210%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
25%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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