Slow-Cooker Caramelized Onion Beef Stew

Slow-Cooker Caramelized Onion Beef Stew

Cook sweet onions to caramelized perfection, then slow cook with beef and vegetables for a satisfying stew.

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Reynolds™ Slow Cooker Liners
tablespoons butter or margarine
cups halved and thinly sliced sweet onions (about 1 1/2 onions)
teaspoons sugar
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 1/2
lb beef stew meat
cup Progresso® beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
package (.87 oz) onion gravy mix
cups 1-inch pieces diagonally cut carrots
cup 1-inch pieces diagonally cut parsnips
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen sweet peas
  1. Place Reynolds™ Slow Cooker Liners inside a 5- to 6 1/2 -qt slow cooker bowl. Make sure that liner fits snugly against the bottom and sides of bowl and pull the top of the liner over rim of bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in peas. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until hot.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Serve food directly from the lined slow cooker. Once your slow cooker cools, remove the liner and throw away for easy clean up.
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 290
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 450mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 18g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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 Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.