Favorite Beef Stew

Favorite Beef Stew

Favorite Beef Stew


Makes 6 to 8 servings


3 carrots, cut lengthwise into halves, then cut into 1-inch pieces
3 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1-1/2 cups chopped onions
3 cloves garlic, chopped
4-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
2 pounds beef for stew, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the following order: carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, basil, pepper, bay leaf, beef, tomatoes with juice and broth.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours.
  3. Remove beef and vegetables to large serving bowl; cover and keep warm. Remove and discard bay leaf. Increase heat to HIGH. Blend water and flour in small bowl until smooth. Add 1/2 cup cooking liquid; mix well. Stir flour mixture into slow cooker. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until thickened. Pour sauce over meat and vegetables. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of stew
Calories 364
Calories from Fat 20 %
Total Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Carbohydrate 29 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 43 g
Sodium 279 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1
Vegetable 2
Meat 4-1/2

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