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Slow-Cooker Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 9 hr 20 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Use a modern-day slow cooker to create a rich, robust beef stew with Old World flavor.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2
lb beef stew meat, cut into bite-size pieces if needed
4
medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices (2 cups)
3
medium red potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (3 cups)
1
large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium stalk celery, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 cup)
3
cups vegetable juice
3
tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1
tablespoon beef bouillon granules
2
teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon pepper

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned on all sides.
  • 2 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix browned beef and remaining ingredients.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 9 to 10 hours.
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned on all sides.
  • 2 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix browned beef and remaining ingredients.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 9 to 10 hours.

Expert Tips

Because tapioca is one of the few thickeners that does not break down during long, slow cooking, it can be added at the beginning of the cooking time. Thickeners such as flour and cornstarch are best added at the end of the cooking time.

For food safety reasons, recipes made in the slow cooker need to reach a safe cooking temperature (140°F) within 3 hours. That's why it isn't a good idea to assemble the ingredients and refrigerate them or use frozen ingredients.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
5g
19%
Sugars
9g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
170%
170%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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