Slow-Cooker Italian-Style Beef Stew

Looking for a Italian slow-cooked dinner made using Progresso™ broth? Then check out this hearty stew loaded with beef, bacon and veggies.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

6
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
boneless beef chuck roast (3 lb), trimmed of fat, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
large onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1/2
lb carrots, cut diagonally into slices
1
cup dry red wine
2
cups Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh baby portabella mushrooms
1/2
cup dry-pack julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes
Fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves, if desired

  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Place bacon in slow cooker. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Cook beef in bacon drippings 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown. Add onion. Cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Spoon mixture into slow cooker.
  • 2 Add carrots, wine, broth, flour, basil, thyme, salt, pepper and diced tomatoes to slow cooker; stir.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 4 Stir in mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. Cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes longer or until tomatoes are tender. Sprinkle with parsley.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
420mg
420%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Vegetable;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.