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Slow-Cooker Caramelized Onion Beef Stew

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 8 hr 50 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Cook sweet onions to caramelized perfection, then slow cook with beef and vegetables for a satisfying stew.

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 frozen sweet peas

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

Expert Tips

Substitute mushroom beef gravy mix or brown beef gravy mix for the onion gravy mix, if desired.

Serve this saucy beef stew over mashed potatoes with plenty of crusty bread for mopping up the extra sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
450mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
9g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
140%
140%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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