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Slow-Cooker Beef and Bacon Stew for Two

Slow-Cooker Beef and Bacon Stew for Two
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 7 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 2
Get an extra flavor boost when you add bacon to your beef stew--a comfort food favorite for two.
Updated April 8, 2013

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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
230
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
100mg
34%
Sodium
610mg
25%
Potassium
780mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
15g
Protein
32g
% 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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