Slow-Cooker Beef Stew with Shiitake Mushrooms

Earthy shiitake mushrooms, beef and veggies blend for an easy-to-make meal.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

12
new potatoes, cut into fourths (1 1/2 pounds)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
bag (8 oz) ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1
package (3.4 oz) fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (10 1/2 oz) condensed beef broth
1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon sugar
1
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
lb beef stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except beef. Add beef.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours. Stir well before serving.

    Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.

Expert Tips

(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)

Shiitake mushrooms add a wonderful, rich flavor to this easy beef stew. If they aren't available, you can use 2 cups of sliced regular white mushrooms.

To make sure everything is done at the same time, cut the meat and vegetables into the sizes specified in the recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
35 mg
35 %;
Sodium
640 mg
640 %;
Total Carbohydrate
29 g
29 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
16 g
16 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
46%;
Vitamin C
16%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.