Slow-Cooker Italian Beef Stew

Give savory beef stew a Tuscan twist with Italian seasoning, cannellini beans and crushed tomatoes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 12 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
pound beef stew meat
1
teaspoon beef base
3
large carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups)
2
medium stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
medium onion, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
can (19 ounces) Progresso™ cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1
can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in puree, undrained
1
jar (12 ounces) beef gravy
2
teaspoons Italian seasoning
1
teaspoon sugar
2
cups Green Giant™ frozen cut green beans (from 1-pound bag)

  • 1 Place beef, beef base, carrots, celery, garlic, onion, pepper, kidney beans, tomatoes and gravy in order listed in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 10 to 12 hours.
  • 3 Stir in Italian seasoning, sugar and frozen green beans. Increase heat setting to high. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until green beans are tender.

Expert Tips

If you can't find white kidney beans, red ones will taste just fine.

The Italian seasoning is added at the end to preserve its flavor.

Serve a tossed green salad and hot garlic bread to round out this meal.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
800mg
800%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
38%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Vegetable;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.