Easy Slow-Cooker Stew

This all-in-one beef stew, made fast with baby-cut carrots, canned tomatoes, and frozen green beans, simmers all day to meld flavors perfectly.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

3
lb beef stew meat
3
large onions, cut into eighths
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
2
cups water
1
tablespoon beef bouillon granules
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons salt
1
teaspoon pepper
2
dried bay leaves
1
bag (1 lb) ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1
bag (1 lb) Green Giant™ frozen cut green beans

  • 1 In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except green beans.
  • 2 Cover; cook on High heat setting 6 to 7 hours, stirring occasionally, adding green beans during last hour of cook time. Before serving, remove and discard bay leaves.

Expert Tips

This stew can be also be prepared in a Dutch oven. Mix all ingredients except carrots and green beans. Cover; bake at 300°F 6 to 7 hours, stirring occasionally, adding carrots and green beans during last hour of bake time. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Feel free to substitute frozen peas for the green beans--either veggie will work well.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
1110mg
1110%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
200%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.