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Slow-Cooker Beef and Bacon Stew for Two

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

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Serve this rich beef stew with mashed potatoes to soak up every last drop of the delicious juices!

Nutrition Information

460 Calories, 26g Total Fat, 32g Protein, 24g Total Carbohydrate, 15g Sugars

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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