Slow-Cooker Caramelized Onion Beef Stew

Cook sweet onions to caramelized perfection, then slow cook with beef and vegetables for a satisfying stew.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 8 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
4
cups halved and thinly sliced sweet onions (about 1 1/2 onions)
2
teaspoons sugar
2
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 1/2
lb beef stew meat
1
cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
package (.87 oz) onion gravy mix
2
cups 1-inch pieces diagonally cut carrots
1
cup 1-inch pieces diagonally cut parsnips
1/2
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen sweet peas
  • 1 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Cook onions and sugar in butter 30 to 35 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are deep golden brown and caramelized. Stir in thyme and stew meat; place in slow cooker.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix broth and gravy mix; pour over meat mixture in slow cooker. Top with carrots and parsnips. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until beef and vegetables are tender.
  • 3 Stir in peas. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until hot.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    290
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    60mg
    60%;
    Sodium
    450mg
    450%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    18g
    18%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    140%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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