Slow-Cooker Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Use a modern-day slow cooker to create a rich, robust beef stew with Old World flavor.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 9 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    350
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    60mg
    60%;
    Sodium
    860mg
    860%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    22g
    22%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    170%;
    Vitamin C
    40%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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